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Volume IX. 

OCTOBER 1, lsa - ). 

Number l. 

New University Year Begun at Lake Forest. 

With a large number of new students ready 
to begin their course at Lake Forest, and with 
nearly all the old students hack in their accus- 
tomed places the new college year began at 
Lake Forest University, Sept. 18. Prospects 
for a successful year were never more numer- 
ous at the opening, and all things promise to 
make the coming nine months the most nota- 
ble in the history of the University. 

All three of the Lake Forest departments re- 
port an increase in attendance. The faculties, 
too, have been added to, and consequently 
nothing but the best results ma) - be expected. 

Two new professors have come to the Col- 
lege. The}' are Professor Martin D. Atkins, 
who has taken up the work in physics and chem- 
istry, and Professor Henry Barrett Hinckley, 
who is the new assistant in English. 

Professor Atkins is the son of a Methodist 
clergyman, and was born at Saybrook, Ohio. 
He prepared himself for college at the Genesee 
Wesleyan Seminary, Lima, X. Y. He gradua- 
ted from the University of Michigan in '8(5, and 
after graduating taught in Geneva, X. Y., and 
at the Jefferson High School, Chicago. Then 
he took a year of work at Strassburg, Germany, 
under Dr. Kohlrausch. Last year he returned 
and resumed the principalship of the Jefferson 
High school, resigning" to take the position 
offered him at Lake Forest. 

Henry Barrett Hinckley, M. A., was born at 
Northampton, Mass., and is a New Knglander. 
After a preparatory course at Waltham, Mass., 
and Lyme, Conn., he entered Yale University 
and graduated in '92. Following this he took 
a graduate course of three years at Harvard, 
devoting" himself during" this time to philolo- 
gy and literature. 

In Lake Forest Academy no changes in the 
faculty were made, and the same teaching" 
force is at the helm. 

Miss Mary Stevens Ayres, a graduate of 
Wellesley, and for some years an instructor at 
F)astern seminaries and at Leland Stanford, 
Jr. University, heads the new chair of physical 
culture at Ferry Hall Seminary, and is arous- 

ing great enthusiasm among the girls. Miss 
Ida Street, who graduated at Vassar College, 
and then took a graduate course at Ann Arbor, 
takes Miss Luc}- Smith's place as instructor in 
History and English Literature. Miss Street 
comes from Des Moines, Iowa. Miss Smith 
was unable to remain this year on account of 

The Ferry Hall art department has been 
completel)- reorganized, and is this year one 
of the most important special departments of 
the Seminary. Miss Lillian Cushman of the 
Chicago Art Institute is the art instructor. 

Appended here is a list of all the new stu- 
dents in all departments at Lake Forest: 

Hugh O. Morris, Lake Forest. 

Martha M. Matzinger, Elk Rapids, Mich. 

James H. McCune, Ipava. 

Robert E. Matthews, Logansport, Ind. 

Flora B. McDonald, Grafton, North Dakota. 

Henry C, Willington, Meriden, Conn. 

Lela Phelps, Sigourney, Iowa. 

Carl S. Rankin, Lake Forest. 

William J. Rice, Portage, Wis. 

J. H. Rheingans, Chippewa Falls, Wis. 

James W. Ramsey, Aledo. 

Ida S. Sawyer, Aurora. 

Wilda G. Smith, Elgin. 

Beatrice Tupper, Litchfield. 

Jennie S. Wood, Fargo, North Dakota. 

Daniel S. Wentworth, Chicago. 

S. Miriam McXitt, Logansport, Ind. 

James N. Lester, Waukegan. 

George Lee, Waukegan. 

Ora II. Keller. Winamac, Ind. 

John E. Kemp, Lake Forest. 

Albert Kocourek, Columbus, Ind. 

William Jackson, Lake Forest. 

John J. Jackson, Lake Forest. 

Charles B. Hossack, Odell. 

S. Verne Hall, Waukegan. 

Fannie Hopkins, Aurora. 

James A. Hum, Lockport. 

Flsie Gridley, Waukegan. 

Siegfried Gruenstein, Monticello, Iowa. 

Hiram Gillespie, Lincoln. 

Harry M. Flack, Joliet. 

Roy B. Dunn, Waukegan. 

William G. Condit, Des Moines, Iowa. 

Fred A. Crandall, Canaseraga. X. V. 

Bruce Campbell, Pontiac. 

Arthur H. Colwell, Ottawa. 

Grace F. Coleman, Sandwich. 

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Eda M. Blanchard, Lake Forest. 
Edward G. Burgmaa, Logansport, Ind. 
Esmond R. Brown, Maple Park. 
Jessamine E. Britton, Elgin. 
Samuel R. Brearley, Lake Forest. 
Josephine E. Byllesby, Marshall, Minn. 
Robert K. Alcott, Elgin. 
John A. Anderson, Kalamazoo, Mich. 

Calhoun, Corinne, Danville. 
Chaffer, Josephine, Washington. 
Chapin, Nellie, Neenah, Wis. 
Crane Edith, Mount Sterling - . 
Cnmmings, Marion, Clifton. 

Dewey, Ethel, Wanwatosa, Wis. 
Diehl, Amy, LeMars, Iowa. 
Dewar, Maude, Glencoe. 
Dewar, Margaret, Glencoe. 
Ellsworth, Xay, Everett. 
Ellsworth, Verne, Everett. 
Follansbee, Margaret, Chicago. 
Follansbee, Miriam, Chicago. 
Ford, Carolyn, Madison, Ind. 
Frye, Hannah, Lake Forest. 
Hinzenga, Margaret, Rock Valley, Iowa. 
Hospiss, Sarah, Orange City, Iowa. 
Hanson, Sarah, Paullma, Iowa. 
Hinkle, Evansville, Ind. 
Hamilton, Bertha, Ottawa, Kan. 
Hayes, Helen, Chicago. 
Hayes, Edna, Chicago. 
Lewis, Bessie, Chicago. 
Morgan, Helen, Aurora. 
Mixter, Florence, Rock Island. 
Morehouse, Margaret, Danville. 
McKiimey, Florence, Phoenix, Arizona. 
Mohr, Musa, Portage, Wis. 
Mohr, Portage, Wis. 
Matzinger, Frances, Chrisman. 
Mitchell, Osa. 

Pearce, Bertha, Iowa Falls, Iowa. 
Paddock, Helen, Kankakee. 
Pate, Lida, Wellington. 
Phelps, Lela, Sigourney, Iowa. 
Reid, Florence, Lake Forest. 
Reid, Ethel, Phoenix, Arizona. 
Riddell, Cordelia, Decatur. 
Raymond, Florence, Grundy Center, Iowa. 

Sweet, Rose, Benton Harbor, Mich. 
Swiit, Bessie, Lake Forest. 
Tupper, Beatrice, Litchfield. 
Treffry, Jessie, Greenwood, South Dakota. 
Truax, Ruth, Ravenswood. 

Trowbridge, Isabel, Constantinople, Turkey. 
Yolkman, Annie, Lake Forest. 
Wood, Grace, Chicago. 


Jackson K. Garett, Lake Forest. 
Noel S. Anderson, Lake Forest. 
George H. Banfield, Elwood, Ind. 
Edward G. Banta, Osceola, Iowa. 
Fred N. Bavlies, Chicago. 
William H. Bissell, Chicago. 
Herbert A. Cameron, Eau Claire, Wis. 
Evelyn P. Cobb, Lake Forest. 
Augustus B. Cloes, Lake Bluff. 
Louis De Kerstrat, Lake Forest. 

Alvin W. Fargo, Highland Park. 

Otis W. Follett, Libertyville. 

John Forsythe, Elwood. 

Charles A. Guthrie, Argyle, N. Y. 

Wesley A. Hamilton, Chicago. 

Charles G. Harper, Chicago. 

James S. Hopkin.-.., Aurora. 

Charles R. Howe, Wenona. 

John Jamieson, Missoula, Mont. 

K. Knudson, Jr., Whitehall, Wis. 

George J. Lang, Chicago. 

Charles H. Lawrence, Lake Forest 

George L. Lawson, Lake Forest. 

Floyd F. Linkenhelt, Plymouth, Ind. 

John I. Lyman, Kenosha, Wis. 

James. G. K. McClure, Jr., Lake Forest. 

John McWilliams, Odell. 

Charles F. Pratt, Decatur. 

John G. Reinhardt, Chicago. 

Richard P. Roberts, Pierpont, South Dakota. 

S. Philijj Sanderson, Chicago. 

Fred H. Shepard, Bath, N. Y. 

George H. Sherwood, Brooklyn, Iowa. 

Frank B. Smiley, Belleville. 

Bruce D. Smith, Lake Forest. 

Stanley B. Thorn, Highland Park. 

Richard G. Watson, Lake Forest. 

Sidney F. Wilson, Logansport, Ind. 

Edward O. Wood, Jr., DeKalb. 


When a certain student took a train from his 
Hoosier home to Lake Forest, he considered 
himself well equipped for anything that the 
course of human events might bring with it 
while he was in attendance at college. Among 
other things he carried a six-shooter, a cornet 
and a violin. Just at present he has a poor 
opinion of the inhabitants of this mortal vale, 
and especially of those who make their head- 
quarters at the spot designated as Lake Forest 
upon the map. 

It is a rule that all men who are fresh must 
go under the pump for a drenching, but this 
man did not intend to go. So he cocked his 
gun, used forcible, though inelegant language, 
and shot out ofrthe window. 

Lake Forest students, however, are invinci- 
ble, as this gentleman later learned, and 
Thursday evening he was overpowered and 
his gun taken from him. Then the Mitchell 
Hall pump was brought into use. Next the 
cornet and violin were employed, and after a 
concert, cigars and an apology assisted in 
straightening out complications. 

The moral of this story (which by the way is 
a good one) is that guns and threats to "shoot 
to the heart" and "fill with ice-cold lead" are 
not fashionable in Lake Forest College, and 
that even a fortification with canons in the 
College building cannot save a man from the 
inevitable pump. 



Unlike college students Cupid never seems 
to take a vacation during the summer months, 
and as a result The STENTOE has a number of 
weddings 'Which -directly interest Lake Forest 
to record in its opening' issue this year. 

Professor Albert Elmer Jack, head cf the de- 
partment of English, and Miss Grace Athlene 
Stanle3 r were united in marriage Tuesday, 
Sept. 17, the day previous to the opening of 
school. Rev. Dr. McClure performed the cere- 
mony at the home of Mrs. Stanley, the mother 
of the bride, in Lake Forest, at (',::-!() o'clock. 

The bridesmaids were Miss Mar3* Stanley, 
Miss Grace Reid, Miss Lily Ward and Miss 
Gallwey. Mr. Thee dire Stanley was best 
man. Miss Harriet Durand played the wed- 
ding march. The alcove window in the sit- 
ting-room was hung with cinnamon vine and 
banked with palms for the bridal bowe". Smi- 
lax, maiden-hair fern, roses and autumn wild 
flowers were the house decorations. The bride 
wore white satin and carried maiden-hair 

During the evening there was a wedding re- 
ception after which Mr. and Mrs. Jack departed 
for Cambridge, Mass., where Mr. Jack will take 
a graduate course of one year. Upon his 
return he will resume his work in the College. 
Miss Stanle3' is a graduate of the College as 
well as Professor Jack, and is a sister of 
Librarian Hiram Stanley. 

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Professor A. G. Fradenburgh, of the depart- 
ment of Political and Social Science, went to 
Meadville, Pa., as soon as he had completed 
his work last June. There he was married to 
Miss Julia FMsen, one of the brightest young- 
men of Meadville. The wedding- took place 
June 18, and Rev. D. H. Wheeler, president of 
Allegheny College, performed the ceremon)'. 
Mr. and Mrs. Fradenburgh made a wedding- 
tour through the state of New York and then 
returned to Lake Forest. 

Mrs. Fradenburgh is a graduate of Alle- 
gheny College, of Meadville, and it was there 
that she met her husband. 

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Leland H. Gilleland, a graduate of the Aead- 
em3' and last year a freshman in the College, 
was married to Miss Katherine Parkhurst, 
daughter of the Rev. M. M. Parkhurst, of 
Kvanston, and an old Fen jr Hall student dur- 
ing- the summer. The Re.'. Hunsberger, of 
Milwaukee, performed the ceremony. Mr. and 
Mrs. Gilleland have gone to California to live. 

William H. Matthews of the class of '92 was 
united in marriage with one of the most esti- 
mable young women of Englewood on July (• 
G. W. Wright was best man and W. E. Dan- 
forth and Fred Skinner, all Lake Forest 
alumni, were the ushers at the wedding, while 
S. K. Gruenstein played the wedding march. 
Mr. Mathews is practicing law in the city, 1ml 
at the same time is attending McCormick Sem- 
inary with the intention of entering the min- 

Robert Burchell, once of the Academy, and 
Miss Vinnie Gilleland were also married in 
Aug-ust, and have taken up house-keeping in 


Notwithstanding' threatening weather, the 
parlors of the Presbyterian church were tilled 
to overflowing- at the annual Y. M. C. A. recep- 
tion given on Thursda3' evening- of last week. 
Heretofore the reception has been at the Art 
Institute, but this year an invitation to have 
this social event held in the church parlors 
was accepted by the organization, and old and 
young vied with each other to help make mer- 
ry, and to insure the success in every way of 
this, the first reception in the school 3-ear. 

R. L. Roberts, as president of the Christian 
association, in a few well-chosen words wel- 
comed all present, and then introduced Miss 
Rosalind Brown, who added in no small way 
to the pleasure of the evening- with a vocal 
solo. Later Miss Lita Stoddard favored those 
present with a declamation and elicited much 
applause by her able rendition. A quartet 
from the Academy, and n trio from Mitchell 
Hall gave selections which were heartily ap- 
plauded, while Mr. Anderson charmed all 
present with a guitar solo. During the even- 
ing the doors were thrown open and many 
passed into the auditorium of the church to 
hear Mr. Gruenstein give several well-selected 
solos on the organ. 

Dainty refreshments, 3-et more daintily serv- 
ed, helped to "break the ice" and start conver- 
sation between bashful youths and maidens. 
Dr. McClure, by his genial presence and kind- 
ly words of welcome, made alii with whom he 
came in contact feel at home. Many who left 
late in the evening were unaware of the heavy- 
shower which had come up and then so provi- 
dential^- cleared astray. 

Altogether, the reception of '95 maybe truth- 
fully said to have been the most pleasant and 
successful affair of its kind ever held in Lake 


The Stentor. 

Published every Tuesday of the College year by THE 

lake forest university stentor 

Publishing Company. 

John J. Price, ------ Editor-in-Chief 

S. E. GRUENSTEIN, ... - Assoeiate Editor 

H. B. Cragin, Jr., 1 ...... College 

A. J. COLMAN, S <.oue s L 

K. L. ROBERTS, ------- Alumni 

M. Wooi.sEY, - Athletics 

J. M. EAKINS, ------- Exchange 

ARTHUR REID, -------- Town 


Miss Lita Stoddard, ----- Ferrv Hall 
Miss Olive McClenahan, - - - Mitchell Hall 


George C Rice, - - - Business Manager 

J. E. CARVER, - - - Advertising Manager 

Subscription Terms: For the school year, $1.50 in 
advance. Single copies, 5 cents. 

Address all communications to The Stentor, Lake 
Forest, 111. 

Entered at the post office, Lake Forest, 111., as second- 
class matter. 

WE ask the indulgence of our readers in the 
delay of the first issue of The Stextor, as out- 
new presses and type were not set up in time 
to publish the firs; number last week. We 
shall endeavor to have the paper out on time 
hereafter, but in order to do so all copy must 
be handed in on time. 

The Stextor is fortunate in securing the 
services of Mr. S. E. Gruenstein as associate 
editor. His experience in newspaper work, 
and his successful management of the Com- 
mencement Bulletin proves his eminent fitness 
for taking charge of the news department of 
The Stextor. 

We congratulate the new students on their 
selection of Lake Forest University as their 
alma mater. Already they feel the cordial 
welcome which Lake Forest extends to all who 
enter her halls. Here the new student will 
find a spirit of loyalty and good fellowship 
which lie cannot help but imbibe, and thus 
become a stanch defender of his chosen uni- 
versity. There are large opportunities for the 
new student to distinguish himself in his col- 
lege life, and in no way can he gain recogni- 
tion so surely as in showing himself to be in- 

terested in whatever concerns the college. 
College men are quick to discover true worth, 
and are ever ready to recognize the elements 
that contribute to the making up of a true col- 
lege man. 

A PLEASANT surprise awaited the students 
on their return this fall when the freshness 
and beauty of Lake Forest greeted their eyes. 
The hand of the city authorities has also vied 
with nature in beautifying the city, as may be 
attested by the erection of two fine carriage 
bridges, and many other improvements that 
have been going on during the summer. The 
Stextor congratulates the mayor and council 
on the work that has been accomplished. We 
regret the appearance of a statement criticis- 
ing the city authorities found in the local 
department of The Stextor last spring. We 
will say by way of explanation that the said 
statement escaped our notice entirely, which 
piece of carelesness places The Stextor in a 
false position. We hope this explanation will 
convince the authorities that THE STEXTOR is in 
heart}- sympathy with the mayor and council 
in their efforts to make Lake Forest an ideal 
college and residence city. 

Ix LOOKING over the college exchanges 
which have come to our table we are pleased 
with the changes and decided improvements 
that are revealed in many of them. Western 
college journalism is bound to make a name 
for itself if present indications count for any- 
thing. Some of the best features of modern 
journalism are being adopted in the college 
paper, and the journal that is to command the 
respect of the college community must be live, 
progressive and practical, made up of short, 
original stories, poems and brief, pointed say- 
ings and jokes illustrative of college life. Also 
the aim of the college journal should be 
to furnish the news and thoughts of the stud- 
ent bodj- that will best represent the life of the 
college. The college journal should ever be 
foremost in raising its voice to correct abuses 
and assist in helping to overthrow stale con- 
servatism; but it should never be a party to 
petty squabbles or selfish partisanship, nor 
permit itself to be used as a club by one who 
has a grievance. Cranks and kickers have no 
place in the ranks of college journalism. Mod- 
ern college thought demands broad-minded- 
ness and progressiveness. It is this spirit that 
we welcome in the college journals this year. 
May it ever increase. That The STEXTOR may 
be in the first ranks of college journalism is 
our hope and aim. 


General University News. 


Greeting, one and all! 

'99 this 'year; ''(!() next. 

Football is all the go just now. 

A. H. Colwell, ex- !) 3, is one of the freshmen. 

It is a "condition", not a "theory", that con- 
fronts us. 

J. H. Rice has come back to teach the young 
idea ljcivv to tell bcoks. » 

KsiiiondK. Brown went to Springfield to, 
attend the State Fair. 

You' can't tell the freshmen anything about 
that funnel game — NOW. 

Good tennis players are found to be a staple 
product of the summer school. 

Mrs. Norman P. Lacey of Wyandotte, Mich., 
is visiting Mr. and Mrs. J. A Torney. 

A slight fracas occurred Tuesday night in 
college hall. Mo one was injured by the gun. 

Arthur Smith visited Take Forest last Thurs- 
day. He enters Chicago University this fall. 

Guns aren't wanted around the College 
building'. If you have one you had better keep 
it out of sight. 

Bean Brummel Adair returned late from the 
West after telling the natives how we do it at 
Take Forest. 

E. U. Graff, ex-'9(3, has returned to college 
after toying with the fickle wheel, of foitune 
for a year in Chicago. 

Founi: — A Take Forest pin. Owner may re- 
cover same by calling at The Stentor office 
and proving propert3'. 

C. A. Coolidge has not returned. It is sur- 
mised that Ar-n Arbor has at last succeeded in 
luring him from Take Forest's shady groves. 

J. N. Adams and J. R. Britton are in business 
in Chicago. P. M. YV uillemin is engaged in 
traveling for a Chicago book firm in YV isconsin. 

The Cottage boarding-club has opened under 
very auspicious circumstances, about twenty- 
five members now enjoying- Mrs. James' exel- 
lent cooking. 

A number of the new College and Academy 
men have wheels, i. e., bicycler, as have also 
some of the old boys. A chib should be or- 
ganized at once to enjoj' en masse the fine 
roads of Lake Forest and vicinity. 

Edward Burg-man has returned to his home 
at Togansport, Ind. Is it a case of homesick- 

The chemistry classes have been somewhat 
delayed in getting started in their Work by the 
la5'ing of the new cement floor. Twice has this 
been laid and then torn up and it is hoped that 
the third effort will be more satisfactory. 

R. B. Dunn, while running- over towards the 
Academy last Tuesday night stumbled and 
fell, seriously injuring his knee. Freshmen 
should bj- all means avoid running at high 
speed over unfamiliar roads after sundown. 

Monday of last week the seniors held their 
class meeting- and elected William Ada'r for 
president, Marion Woolsey for vice-president, 
Miss Katherine J. Ke.iaga for secretary and 
treasurer, and H.J. Betten forsergeant-at-arms. 

The junior class met Thursday and elected 
the following officers for the fall term: Pres- 
ident, Miss Clarin.e Mellen; vice-president, 
John E. Carver; secretary, Jessie WetherholcL; 
sergeant-at-arms, H. G. Timberlake. \Y. S. Mc- 
Cul lough was re-elected treasurer. 

At the meeting of the Musical Association 
Thursday evening the following- off'ceis we' e 
elected for the ensuing- year: President, J. M. 
Faluns; vice-president, M. K. Baker; secretary 
and treasurer, C. E. Keener; manager, R. ( ). 

Captain Marion Woolsey was suddenly sum- 
moned home before school opened on account 
of the serious illness of his sister. She died of 
t3'phoicl fever soon after he reached home. 
The sympathy of every man is extended to Mr. 
Woolsey in this hour of bereavement. 

"Jim" Reid, the College janitor, who was so 
popular with the boys last year, has been pro- 
moted to a position as fireman at Ferry Hall, 
and has brought his family down from Michi- 
gan. His place has been filled by John Dorn, 
who has for some time lived in Take Forest. 

Freshmen assembled in the College chapel 
Thursday and elected Miss Jennie S. Wood 
temporary chairman and D. S. Wentworth sec- 
retary pro tern. A motion to appoint a com- 
mittee of four besides the chairman to draw 
up a constitution and by-laws wart' put and 
carried. The following were appointed: Miss 
Smith, Miss Gardner, Mr, McCune, Mr. Mathews. 


When an appeal was made this last week to a 
resident of Lake Forest for funds to provide 
the football team with a SPLENDID COACH, the 
solicitor was almost overcome by the reply: 
"Well, I don't see why just an ordinary wagon 
isn't good enoiigh for the players to ride in." 

C. J. Hannant, after summering in Iowa, es- 
sayed an excursion Lake Forestward "awheel." 
All went smoothly until he was but ten miles 
from this city, when the wheel struck and re- 
fused carriage further. C. J. therefore walked 
the remainder of the journey, arriving in "dew" 

Residents and students now breath easier 
that the city is so well protected against fire. 
Two companies have been formed among 
the young men of the town, captained by Fred 
Wenban and \V. L. Taylor. Thursday a few of 
the students at Professor Halsey's request met 
at his house, and a company was organized, 
composed of the college students. Marion 
Woolsey is captain and those under him are: 
A.O.Jackson, W. Jaeger, J. H. Rheingans, R. 
O. Stoops, W. J. Rice, H. B. Cragin and H. 
Moore. The hose cart is to be kept in Dr. 
Coulter's barn, and telephone connection with 
the other companies at Wenban's livery stable 
is to be established. Frequent drills will be 
held, and each man will have his place in the 
ranks of the fire-fighters. 

Proctor, a new Academy man from Lewis- 
town, 111., went home sick, being homesick. 

Pumping new fellows is now a thing of the 
past. Principal Smith gave out an edict on 
the subject early in the year. 

Professor Truesdale has returned. He in- 
vested in a razor during the summer, it is al- 
leged, though on what grounds is not stated. 

The first football game of the season occurs 
tomorrow afternoon at Waukegan with the 
Waukegan High School eleven as the Acad- 
emy's opponents. 

New members were chosen into the Gamma 
Sigma and Tri Kappa societies last Wednes- 
day. Soon, the)' say, the new men will be given 
a ride, Mrs. Johnson's goat being in excellent 

Miss Fannie Mack, who so ably superin- 
tended operations in the Fast Dormitory part 
of last year is now matron at the Annie Durand 
Cottage, while Miss Bouton, formerly of the 
Alcott School, has taken her place in East 

Guthries, a new student, who is a cousin of 
Professor Williams, was hurt in a practice 
football game Thursday evening. His body 
was badly bruised and his left eye injured, but 
he is expected to be out again in a short time. 

Thord Ewing, who expected to return to the 
Acadeni3 , is seriously ill with typhoid fever 
at Alban}-, N. Y. It is hoped that he may rap- 
idly recover, and in that case he will return to 
Lake Forest after the Christmas holidays. 

The faeult)' will act upon thirty or more ap- 
plications for senior privileges from various 
students in the near future. Another matter 
before the facult)- is the granting of the con- 
tract for furnishing smoke consumers to new 

Manager Kyle of the Academy football elev- 
en reports some difficulty in making dates for 
games this year. This is due to the reputation 
as a sure winner which the Cad team made for 
itself last fall. The team promises to be a good 
one again and enthusiasm runs high as usual. 
Captain Miller has about twenty candidates on 
the field every afternoon. 

Dr. W. F. Palmer has his face wreathed in 
Ciceronian smiles this year. The reason for 
all this is that down in Ohio he became the 
father of a bran new son, who is reported, 
though only four weeks old, to weigh over ten 
pounds and to be reading Virgil this week. 
Mrs. Palmer and the baby are getting along 
splendidly and are expected back in Lake For- 
est soon. 


Ferry Hall has an extraordinarily large at- 
tendance of girls this fall. 

An unusual enthusiasm for work seems to 
predominate in the seminary. 

Miss Satie Harris, '95, spent Saturday, Sep- 
tember 21, with Miss Gertrude Pate. 

The many friends of Miss Frances Utley, of 
the class of '95, will regret to hear of the death 
of her father, which occurred September 15 at 
his home in Dixon. 

Friday evening's serenade brought back 
pleasant memories to old girls and showed the 
new ones how Ferry Hall is favored in that 
line. The solos by the "unknown" were spe- 
cial features. 

A Ferr)' Hall Athletic Association will prob- 
ably be formed soon, and basket-ball has been 
suggested as a winter sport. An excellent 
tennis court has been laid out at the rear of 
the building, where good playing is going on 


The senior class has been organized with 
Miss Rose Hogan as president and Miss Cal- 
houn as secretary. Their first meeting was 
the opening event of the season of feasts. Two 
of the largest watenr e'ons to be found quickly 
disappeared before those twelve dignified sen- 
iors and the whole closed with a parade and 
the class 3-ell. 

Miss Sargent has been in Lake Forest for the 
past few weeks, after spending a pleasant and 
restful vacation in the East. Two of the fac- 
ulty have been studying during the summer — 
Miss Sizer in Bay View and Miss Taylor at 
Madison. Miss Maxwell has been instructor 
of German at a summer school in Indiana. 
Misses Hull, Ripley, Taylor and Goodwin have 
enjoyed a rest at their homes. Miss Fleming 
spent a month in the woods of Michigan. 
Professor Eager and Madame Meyer have both 
been at the seashore. All, however, returned 
before the opening of school, together with the 
three new teachers. 



Gabble, gobble, 
CJuabble. quobble, 
Mitchell Hall, Mitchell Hall 
Right - on - top. 

Miss Ida McLean has left Lake Forest to at- 
tend Chicago University. 

Some of the old girls, former residents of 
Feriy Hall, were pleased to have Miss Searles 
among them for a short visit Thursday. 

Doesn't someone want the sextet? The cruel 
and relentless edict has gone forth that they 
must be annihilated if there is not a bid (and 
that right early). Who said cats? 

The Misses Keener and Wetherhold of the 
"Xutshell" opened the feast season with a 
watermelon party Saturday evening, Sept. 21. 
All were invited and, as usual, report a good 

Mitchell Hall has settled down into her ac- 
customed grooves again and the year '95-96 has 
begun. May it prove as pleasant and happy 
as all now anticipate. The young women wel- 
come the following - new ones: Misses Jessamine 
Britton, Elgin; Miriam McXitt, Loganspcrt, 
Ind.; Wilda Smythe, Elgin; Flora McDonald, 
Grafton, North Dakota; Josephine Byllesby, 
Wilmot, South Dakota. 

'95 — E. E. Vance came out Friday afternoon. 
He is at present in Chicago, and will be en- 
rolled as a student at McCormick Seminary for 
the ensuing term. 

L. F. U., 6 — Y. M. C. A., 0. 
The Lake Forest University team defer ted 
the Central Y. M. C. A. of Chicago in the first 
football game of the present season, which 
was play-ed on the 'varsity field here Saturday 
afternoon. Lake Forest was victorious, r.nd 
the score at the close of the game stood 6 to 0. 
At 3:30 o'clock Saturday- afternoon the teams 
li'.ied up as follows: 

Keener left end Bloom 

Woolsey left tackle Slices 

Flack left guard McDoujrald 

Cragin center Wikel 

Casey right guard A. Pearsons 

Rice right tackle Fergus 

Rheingans right end B. Pearsons 

Carver right half Civins 

W. Jackson left half Small 

A. Jackson quarter Wood 

Jaeger full Yoris 

Time of halves, 15 minutes; umpire, I'-ive; 
referee, Hayner; linesmen, Adams and ' onro; 
touchdown, W. Jackson; goal, W. Jackson. 

Jaeger kicked the ball to Fergus, who was 
clowned almost in his tracks; Small gained 
5 yards and as Rheingans was about to lae'de 
him he leaped into the air, so that Rheingans 
tackled his knees, making a foul tackle so they 
were given the ball in the middle of the field. 
Yoris punted with the wind over Jaeger's head 
and the ball was on the 10-yard line when he 
fell on it. On the first pass Will Jackson, skill- 
fully guarded by his brother Andy, skirted 
the right end and made a touchdown, (he 
longest run of the game, after which he kicked 
a goal. Lake Forest, 6; Y. M. C. A., 0. 

Yoris kicked off to Flack, who made 20 yards, 
a fumble, and failures to gain forced a kick; 
but Jackson passed the ball poorly and Jaeger 
was downed with a 15-yard loss. Givens start- 
ed around the left end and was within two 
yards of the promised land, when he was 
downed by Andy; an offside play gave the ball 
to the 'Varsity. A 20-yard run by Andy Jack- 
son, after a fumble and a 10-yard gain by 
Rheingans, ended the first half. Score bake 
Forest, 6; Y. M. C. A., 0. 

During the second half of the game the ba 1 
crossed and recrossed the centre of the fieJd- 
many times, but neither sice added to its score. 
Jaeger, Rheingans, the Jackson brothers, 
Small, Yoris and Woolsey carried off the hon- 
ors, and time was called with the ball in 11 e 
'Varsity's territory. 

On account of lack of space, the article on 
"Football Prospects" and other news could not 
be published in this issue. — [En. 


University Sunday Services. 

University Sunday was celebrated Sept. 22. It 
was the first Sunday of the school year and the 
services of the day were especially interesting 
for the students. President Coulter preached 
in the forenoon on 'The Student Purpose." 

Herewith is presented a brief synopsis of 
what he said: 

"There are two wiclelj' separated views of edu- 
cation which may be styled the idealistic and 
the utilitarian. The one claims that education 
should deal with those finer qualities of mind 
and soul which may be brought into a power 
of appreciation, a process often spoken of as 
"enlargement of the mind." The other says 
that such an education has no market value, 
and as every one must be put in the way of 
maintaining himself in honest independence, 
the practical necessities must take precedence 
of the intellectual. In the old universities the 
association of intellectual development and 
poverty was recognized, and he who was ambi- 
tious to be learned must be content to be poor. 

"These two views of education fairly repre- 
sent current opinion, and educational institu- 
tions have been planned to express them both. 
The result has been two streams of educa- 
tional product, the one equipped to think and 
feel, the other to work in material things, and 
each underrating the other. If the highest 
part of the structure of man commanded finan- 
cially its real worth to human progress there 
would be but one thaory of education; as it 
does not, the dividing line is struck at once 
between things as the}' are and as they ought 
to be; and the devotees of the one are in dan- 
ger of ignorance, and of the other in danger 
of starvation. The demand today is for a com- 
bination of the two ideas in individuals and in 

"The chief duty of eveiw human being is to 
become the best citizen possible. Ke does this 
by making the most of himself and 1)3" giving 
himself to the advancement of his race. If he 
neglect either pari of this he is -blind either to 
the indications of his own structure or of his 
environment. Scholarship is inclined to be 
exclusive; material success is apt to discount 
scholarship. The tiling that seems best in 
education, therefore, in the existing condition 
of things, is to so combine the intellectual 
with the material that there may lie mutual 
respect and helpfulness. It is certain that if 
.education is to lie effective it must concern it- 

self with the existing condition of things. 

"If von have no clear idea as to the purpose 
of your education, or as to what you have a 
right to expect in return for your effort, j-ou 
are without the most inspiring motive. Aim- 
lessness of purpose, that somehow one will get 
the things he wishes later on, crucifies legiti- 
mate purpose. Various false incentives are 
apt to be current in the absence of a genuine' 
purpose. It is not at all necessary that the 
specific life-work be chosen, for often circum- 
stances rather than desire may determine that; 
hut the purpose of education in general should 
be understood and kept steadily in view. The 
chief purpose, as witnessed by eolleg-e equip- 
ment and expenditure, is intellectual develop- 
ment, with physical and spiritual culture as 
necessary, but secondary accompaniments. 
To keep the intellectual purpose steadily in 
view is no small task in the colleg-es of today 
with their tremendous elaboration of outside 
interests. It is a magnificent training - of itself, 
and he who holds steadily to this thread of 
purpose in the midst of university distractions 
is in no great danger of losing- his head in 
later years. The intellectual result of a col- 
lege course should be a habit of mind which 
can see and draw a conclusion independently 
and accurately, and such power comes onlyby 
persistent effort. You have came into a tre-i 
mendous heritage of opportunity, perhaps so 
rich that it is perplexing-, and certainly is tak- 
ing- our educational systems to make profita- 
ble. The aggreg-ate wisdom and experience of 
centuries are at your command, and although 
much of the old has been abandoned the re- 
cent has risen upon it to greater heights. 

"The intellectual training- is demanded by out 
students, whose purpose we should defeat 
were we to rest content with stunted intellec- 
tual development. If cultivation of mental 
powers he not demanded, we need never have 
risen superior to the intellig'ent brutes; and 
yet, tiie rewards of such development still lie 
largely in the joy of possession. It seems like 
clipping the wings of an eagle to associate 
education with income, but stern necessity 
knows no sentiment, and while urging the 
highest reaches of intellectual development 
still demands that it be such as the world de- 
mands and will pay, for, My thought is that 
college training must not lead to a universal 
attempt at purely intellectual living, or even 


to what have been st3 7 led the "learned profes- 
sions." Let aptitude determine that. Hut its 
mission must he to dignify every honorable 
calling- in life, to bring' to men capacity for 
higher enjoyment and usefulness, to send 
forth intellectual desires broadcast rather 
than to retain them as the possession of a 
favored few. Incalculable injury has been 
done to inviduals and to society by the idea 
that a college training should withdraw its re- 
cipients from all but a few of the callings 
which are necessary. These few professions 
have already a host of incompetents strug- 
gling about their outskirts, who are abun- 
dantly fitted for other equally honorable and 
useful callings into which they might carry 
the fine flavor of an intellectual life, not to be 
lost, but to be made immensely useful. In 
every college there are students who are mis- 
led by friends or their own ambition into 
thinking- that a college course must fit them 
for one of the so-called "learned professions." 
When it is claimed that college training- is 
responsible for the prevailing- discontent 
which has caused a stampede to the "learned 
professions," I would claim that it is due 
rather to false conceptions, outside of the col- 
lege, concerning- what is honorable; and that 
it is one of the missions of the college to cor- 
rect this discontent, to place a true estimate 
upon the worth of work in every honest call- 
ing-, and to bring that intellectuality into all 
living which will make all professions equally 
honorable and equally "learned." 

"Intellectual domination is coming- upon us 
so rapidly that the g-eneral preparation neces- 
sary for the fierce competition and intricate 
relations of the civilization just before us will 
be far g-reater than formerly. Once a common 
school education was the general preparation; 
later the level of general need rose to the high 
school and academy; now it is rising into the 
college, and I am confident that presently 
those without a college education will be 
placed in the same category as were those 
without a common school education in the 
days of our fathers. The time of preparation 
for useful activity will be continually length- 
ened, but such is the price we-mustpay for our 
progress. Young- men and young women who 
are wise in their day and generation will see to 
it that thej- are prepared for the demands of 
the new future. The existing demand is that 
this intellectual training- shall not sweep us off 
our material feet, but shall tit us to do more 
valuable service in ever} 7 honest calling. 
"There can be no qtiestion but that intellectual 

development makes a deep impression upon 
one's spiritual nature. New surroundings and 
intellectual progress are potent factors in mod- 
ifying beliefs, and your spiritual fiber lias 
become unusually rigid if you do not exper- 
ience those deep questionings which run at 
least as an undercurrent through most lives. 
It is not for me or for an3 r one to say what you 
must believe; that is your own prerogative. 
You must fight the battle of the soul for your- 
self; but I must warn you that most of your 
troubles will come from half-truths which you 
are taking- to represent the whole. Remember 
3 r our own limitations in knowledge, in exper- 
ience, and be fair with yourselves and the sub- 
ject you are considering. "Depend upon it 
that in all long-established practices or spir- 
itual formulas there has been some living- 
truth, and if you have not discovered and 
learned to respect it, you do not yet understand 
the questions you are in a hurry to solve." 
The great mass of civilized mankind believes 
that Jesus Christ is the most perfect example 
of spiritual development that has been brought 
to our notice; a very, very r large following- also 
believe that they have found in him a Saviour. 
You can hardly escape believing the first, ami 
it is my 7 earnest hope that y 7 ou may also be- 
lieve and experience the second." 


"Will you kindly direct me to Ferry Hall?" 
asked a stranger of a resident of Lake Forest 
"1 would go with you and point out the way 
if I were not going to catch a train," said the 
resident, "but if you will follow my directions 
you will get there all right. Well, go straight 
that way 7 for about three blocks, then curve to 
your right for a block, then to your left for 
another block, then to your right for another, 
then y 7 ou'll see a bridge; cross it and keep on, 
swerving a little to the right all the time for 
about a block, then turn to your left and cross 
;mother bridge, then go on diagonally to your 
right for about a block, then turn to your left, 
curving slightly to the right for about two 
blocks; but I forgot to say that there's another 
bridge in this last stretch; then turn to the 
right and go one block, at the end of which is 
another bridge, and there on your left as you 
cross this bridge is the seminary." The resi- 
dent smiled furtively as he saw the stranger 
mop his fervid brow with spasmodic energy 
as each new point of direction was enumer- 
ated. He said nothing, however, and as the 
visitor clasped his hand with a hearty "Very 
much obliged to you, I am sure," said, "Not at 
all, sir; not at all. I'm used to it. Glad In he 
of service to you, sir. Good day, sir." 




Dr. and Mrs. N. D. Hillis spent t lie summer 
in Europe. 

Mrs. Lily Reid Holt has been in Lake Forest 
this summer. 

'92— W. R. Dysart is with the Evening Jour- 
nal of Milwaukee. 

'92— Re.-. E- S. Chaffee is preaching at Alex- 
andria, South Dakota. 

'95 — Dean Lewis will take a medical course 
in New York the coming- year. 

'9."i — Charles Thorn is teaching science in the 
high school at Danville. 111. 

'95— Miss Mabelle Gilson will teach at Ore- 
gon, 111., this year. 

'95 — Miss Tanetta Gilleland is teaching- in the 
Racine, Wis., high school. 

'95- -Miss Abigail Davies teaches at the Alcott 
school, Lake Forest. 

Mrs. Annie Rhea Wilson returned to Persia 
with Mr. Wilson and their two little girls in 

'33 — William McKee teaches in the depart- 
ment of Greek and Latin in the college at Deer 
Lodge, Mont. 

'92 — A. S. Wilson was out over Sunday and 
Monday from Rush, where he is in attendance 
at present. 

'89 — Miss Anna Davies sailed for German}- a 
week before the opening of school. She will 
spend some time in study at the universities. 
'9.1— J. G. Coulter left on Wednesday for Mad- 
ison, where he will take graduate work in 
plant physiology under Prof. C. R. Barne.?, the 
noted specialist. 

'89 — Walter N. Halsey las been e'ected prin- 
cipal of the high school at Rock island, 
111. During the summer Professor Halsey 
assisted in the Ashland summer school and 
the Saunders county institute, both of Ne- 

'85 — Rev. S. F. Vance, who returned last June 
from a two years' stay in Germany, which was 
spent at the University of Berlin, has receb.e 1 
a call to the chair of Greek in Parsons Col- 
lege, Fairfield, Iowa. He is at present filling 
that position. 

Mrs. Josephine White Bates will address the 
Federated Women's Clubs of Illinois at their 
October meeting in Peoria, and will also speak 
at the Federated Cong; e ,s at the Atlanta Expo- 
sition the same month, ller new book, "Bunch 
Crass Stories," is just out. and ha -been favora- 
bly received everj'where. 


Following - are the newly-inaugurated officers 
of the Aletheian Society: President, Olive Mc- 
Clenahan; vice-president, Jessie V. etherhold; 
recording secretary, Janet Ranstead; Cor- 
responding secretary, Miss Hero; treasurer, 
Sarah Williams; sergeant-at-srms, Josephine 
1 lazelton. 

Friday evening-, Sept. 20, the Athenaen Liter- 
ary Soeietj- held its first meeting of the school 
year and the following officers were initiated: 
President, Maurice K. Baker; vice-presi^en', 
H.J. Betten; secretary, Robert Lloyd Roberts; 
treasurer, William Adair; serg'eant at-arms, 
Walter A. Graff. 

Zeta F^psilon inaugurated offi ers and ren- 
dered a musical program at its first meeting-, 
September 20. C. B. Moore is president, J. 1-1. 
Vance, vice-president; O. H. Swezey, secretary; 
J. B. Williamson, treasurer; J. J. Price, critic; 
and R. O. Stoops, sergeant-at-arms. After the 
officers-elect had been sworn in and each had 
made his little speech, vocal and instrumental 
selections were rendered by the quartet and 
individual members. Then George W. Wright, 
in an appropriate speech, presented two pict- 
ures from the alumni of the society. After Mr. 
Wright had entertained those present with 
several humorous selections in his inimitable 
way, the meeting- adjourned to the Sem , 
where the initial serenade of the year was 

And gentlest of plaudits and laughter 

Floated from the windows above, 
Honey swec* rain drops entrancing, 

Sweet as the coo of the dove. 


The doors of the College were opened for a 
summer session the first time in the history of 
Lake Forest Universitj-, June 18, and closed 
August 10, covering a period of about eight 
weeks. Thirty students were enrolled, and 
carried on regular or special work with a zest 
and earnestness that would be hard to equal 
in the regular College year. Excellent courses 
were offered in the sciences, mathematics, lit- 
erature, and the modern languages. The in- 
struction was carried on by members of the 
College faculty, who sacrificed the pleasures 
of a vacation in order to make the experiment 
a success. 

That the session was a success may be judg- 
ed by the character and amount of the work 
done. Most of the students accomplished 
work sufficient to entitle them to two credits, 
or one-third of an ordinary years work in col- 



lege, and those in charge of the session speak 
highly of the work clone by the students. 

The rare advantages for a summer session 
in Lake Forest were thoroughly appreciated 
by the students who enjoyed the opportunities 
for study and lesearch under the instruction 
of members of the College faculty. 

Following the summer school was a session 
of four weeks of nature study classes for chil- 
dren, and a ladies' botanical class. The enroll- 
ment in these classes was forty-five. The work 
in the ladies' class consisted of a study of flow- 
ers in their adaptations for securing' crossfer- 

tilization by irsects — a course which proved of 
E 1:1 prisirg inlei est to those taking the work. 
As a fitting capsU ne for this course Dr. Coul- 
ter kindly responded to an invitation to deliver 
a series of three lectures on the evolution of 
sex in plants and the development of the flower. 
These were the parlor lectures delivered last 
week at the residence of Mr. J. H. Dwight t n 
Monday, David B. Jones on Wednesday and 
Henry Ives Cobb Friday. The attendance at 
these lectures was very large, showing the 
general interest in botanical study in Lake 



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Being Lectures Upon Jurisprudence and the Political 
Science, by JAMES WILSON, Associate Justice of the 
United States Supreme Court, delivered in the Peim- 
synvania University Law College, in 17SHJ-' 93, with intro- 
duction and notes, by James De Witt Andrews, profes- 
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jurisprudence. VON HOLST'S Constitutional and Politics 
History of the United States. 


No. 141 MonroeSt., 


Volume IX. 

OCTOBER 8, 1895! 

Number 2. 


God's voice now through the twilight stillness glides, 
Heard of the heart, tho' silent to the ear, 

He calls by name each fair star where it hides, 
And each star brightens as it answers "Here!" 

Tho' we too call the stars, they answer not. 

Thej' do not softly peep, like children sh}"- 
At a fond parent's calling-. For, I wot, 

We do not know what names God calls them bj-. 

H. B. Hinckley. 

Eleven, In the Old Wing. 

It was a bad night. The wind was beating 
fiercely on the little New England hotel, and I 
was seated comfortably before the office fire. 
I had watched the hands of the old clock go 
round until it was after ten, reluctant to leave 
the fireside, when the door of the old tavern 
was thrown open and the cold air of the mid- 
winter night swept in and brought me to my 
feet. A man stepped in carding a limp and 
senseless body in his arms. 

"Well, Thompson," I heard him say to the 
innkeeper, "I've saved a life and brought you 
a customer." 

'iWhy, its old Gordon himself! What's the 
matter with him? Frozen? 

"No, but he would have been soon if I hadn't 
stumbled over him on the road. He's drunk." 

"This isn't a 'Keeley Cure; but that's all 
rio-ht. Here Joe," to the clerk, "Take him to 
room eleven, in the old wing, and pull off his 
overcoat and boots and shove him into bed. It 
would sober him mighty quick if he should 
hear the knocking on a night like this, 
wouldn't it?" 

"You bet," and the old drunkard was carried 


When the landlord came back into the office 
I asked who he was. 

"It's queer," he said, "but I bought this place 
from that old fellow twenty years ago, and this 
is the first time I have seen him since. The 
old wing, where your room is, used to be his 
homestead. He always was noted for his ugly 

temper, but before his wiie died and he sold 
out to me he never drank a drop." 

"What was that knockking you spoke about, ' 
I asked? 

"Oh, nothing-, only two winters ago a boarder 
who was sleeping in that room ran out about 
midnight and woke me and said that he heard 
someone knocking outside on the wall. We 
found no footprints there, so I guess he must 
have dreamed it. There is a bricked up door- 
way in the wall of the room, but the only queer 
thing that I have ever noticed about it is that 
the bricks seem to have been carelessly laid. 
What time do you want to be called in the 

"Seven o'clock. Good night." And I went 
to my room. 

I confess that I was a little nervous as I went 
to bed, for I have a lingering prejudice against 
the number thirteen, and 1113' room was next to 
number eleven, where I could hear Gordon 
breathing- heavily. The storm outside was 
furious, but I was soon asleep. I had slept I 
don't know how long when I was awakened by 
an especially fierce gust that whistled around 
the corners and set the shutters rattling. After 
that I tried in vain to sleep again, and as I lay 
awake I thought over the landlord's stoiw. 

What was that? A knock? No it must be 
the frost forcing out some loosened nail. 
Again I heard the faint tap-tap. Yes, it was 
coming from room eleven. Tap-tap a little 
louder and my heart stood still. I was par- 

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alyzed with fear. The knocking' kept growing- 
louder. At last I heard a thick voice from the 
next room. 

"Wha' d'ye want?" And then I heard a sound 
which I never shall forget. It was a low wail, 
the sound of a woman's voice. "Harry, Harry, 
please let me in. I'll catch my death cold. 
Then came another knock. I heard an excla- 
mation of terror from number eleven. "Where 
am I? She has come back." 

"Oh! Harry. I didn't mean to make you 
angry. Won't you forgive me? Oh! let me 
in. I am so cold — so cold;" and the knocking- 
came again. "Send me away tomorrow if you 
hate me so, but let me in, let me stay if only 
for tonight — Harry', do you hear me?' I am 
freezing; I shall die. You cannot keep me out 
forever." Her voice sank to a low sob but the 
tapping kept on. 

Then it flashed upon me. He had been ter- 
ribly enraged; he had shut her out in the 
storm; she had perished in the snow; her last 
words had stamped themselves upon his brain; 
lie had bricked up the doorway thinking to 
drive away remembrance and the fulfilment 
of her threat; and she had come back and 
knocked as before in vain. That is why' he had 
sold the homestead, wandered for all these 
years, striving- to drown remorse in drink, and 
in this stormy night so like the first, terrible 
night, he had returned unwittingly. 

The wailing had stopped. The knocking be- 
gan again softly, I almost fainted from fear, 
not of what was happening, but of what was 
about to happen. The taps grew louder with 
the wind, but there was no voice. My brain 
was dizzy. I knew not how long the knocking 
continued; but that at last there was a rumble, 
a crash of falling stonework and a shriek. A 
strange blackness came over me, in which I 
could not even dream, and when I saw again 
the gray light had begun to sift in through 
the windows and the room was bitterly cold. 
In nervous haste, I pulled on my clothing and 
ran for the landlord. I said nothing- of what 
I had heard, but asked him to come with me 
to room 11. The door had not been locked, but 
it took our combined strength to force it open; 
the floor was covered with bricks, the old door- 
way had fallen in and he was lying- half way 
out of the bed. The clerk said he had been 
frozen to death, but there was an awful look of 
terror in his open eyes and drawn-up face 
which he could not explain, and this look I 
can never recall without a shudder. 

J. K. A., '98. 


U. OF C, 52— L. F. D., 0. 

When Lake Forest's football men met Chica- 
go University on Saturday afternoon in the city 
they were simply outclassed from the start. 
Our men, as they took the field for a little pre- 
liminary practice, seemed pygmies when con- 
trasted with Chicago's sons of Anak at the 
other end of the field. The only men on our 
team in anywise able to cope with the husky- 
pork packers, Rockefellerians, or doeskined 
maroons, were Woolsey and Crag-in; the others 
were the "meat" of their opponents, the pup- 
pets with which they toyed. Although good 
plays were made, they r were not enough to 
overtop the sure and steady gains of the Chi- 
cago.;, who, when they found the score rapidly^ 
increasing, sought to run it up to the highest 
point possible, and reached 52 to before the 

At 3:Jt5 o'clock the teams lined up as follows: 

Rice left end, right Gale 

Woolsey left tackle, right C.Allen 

Brown left guard, right Lozier 

Crag-in center P.Allen 

Stoops right guard, left Ruhlkoetter 

Casey right tackle, left Williamson 

Rhemgans right end, left Bowers 

Baker quarter Clark 

W. Jackson left half back Ewing 

Carver right half back Nichols 

Jaeger full back Neel 

Referee, Gould. Umpire, Hayner. 

Although big Phil Allen's place at center 
was early in the game taken by Leighton, a 
Hyde Park High School man, and Smith took 
Lozier's place, the team did not seem to be 
badly crippled, and a summary of the game 
shows little except gains, great and small, for 

Neel kicked off for Chicago, and aided by a 
gain by Ewing, and after Ruhlkoetter had tried 
ineffectually to make another, C. Allen suc- 
ceeded in securing the first touchdown. Ew- 
ing kicked goal. Practically the same thing 
was repeated for the second and third goal, 
except that it was Nichols who secured the 
touchdown for the third, after a run of fifteen 
yards around the end. Then Chicago made a 
series of gains, stubbornly resisted at every 
step, to be sure, but the series of five gains of 
three yards each at this stage of the game 
proved that it was but a question of time, and 
not much of a question at that. During the 
remainder of this half the principal occur- 
rences were: Gale's sixty-yard run, Rice's fine 
tackle of Clarke, downing him in his tracks, 


and Nichols' fifty-yard runs, protected by the 

fine interference of Ewinsr and Clarke. 

... - , - J . . .- « | ; o 

In the second half the Chicagos, as usual, 
made stead3- gains, which were not offset by. 
Lake Forest plays. Our men played stub- 
bornl3','but their brawn was not up to the Chi- 
cago standard. The game closed with the ball 
iri the center of flie field. Final score: Chi- 
cago, 52; Lalie Forest, 0. 

W. Jackson's tackling C. Allen before the 
second touchdown was a pretty piece of work. 
Jaeger punted weli and pla3-ed a fine all-round 
game. W. J. Rice made two star tackles. 

Among the large crowd of spectators at the 
game were C. O. Parish, E. G. Franklin, D. A. 
Kenned3 T and Art Smith. 


From now on Manager Rice and Captain 
Woolse3 - expect to make a good showing in 
football. The material on hand is the best it 
has been for man} - seasons, so that as soon as 
it can be broken in Lake Forest should become 
the prominent factor in the game that she was 
but a few seasons back. 

Under the critical eye of coach Harding an- 
other week will witness manj- changes in the 
st3'le and activit3' of our pla3'ing. Kx-Captain 
Ha3 r ner, with an und3'ing interest in the teams 
of his former college, has been with the boys 
several times on the practice field and man}' 
valuable pointers, discovered b3 r him while 
wearing an L. F. U. uniform, have been given 
to our "colts." Among our veterans are Cap- 
tain \Vo0lse3-, a tackle, in which' Professor A. 
Stagg considers him without a peer in the 
West and thinks it tpo. bad' that his services 
should be wasted here, but that he should be 
pla3'ing with— well he wouldn't mind if he 
would don a U. of C. uniform. [Mr. Stagg must 
not forget that his "pets" have onTy defeated 
us in three out of the six games pla3'ed.] Harn- 
Thom, our old guard of the '93 team, is back 
and soon expects to be in condition to pla3'. 
"Doc" Cragin is again to be found in his old 
position of center. RheLngans has changed 
from tackle, where he won many honors last 
year, to end. William Rice, William Jackson 
and Casey of last 3'ear's strong Academ3- team 
are with us. Keener and Andrew Jackson of 
last 3 T ear's. second eleven are to divide "honors 
between end and quarter, while Jaeger is try- 
ing to fill the position of full back. 

Of the new candidates the most promising - 
are Flack, '99, J. E. Carver, '97, and Stoops, '98. 
Others who are soon expected to enter our 
ranks are Lee, brother of J. H. Lee, our former 

o-uard, Yagg3' of last 3-ear's team, Williams of 
Williams College, and Stitts, of Parse ns. 

The enthusiasm is now running high. A 
second team has been organized under the 
leadership of Stoops and it promises well to 
make the first team work hard fo defend its 
laurels. The en- of our leaders, Captain Wool- 
se3', Manager Rice, whose business ability is so 
well known, and Coach Harding, the former 
plucky quarter of Harvard College, is LAKE 
FOREST! and Victory! ! 

The schedule of games for the remainder of 
the season is as follows: 

Oct. 9 — Armour Institute, at Chicago. 

Oct. 12— Universit3' of Wisconsin, at Madison. 

Oct. 19 — Chicago Athletic Association, at 

Oct. 26 — Universit3 - of Michigan, at Ann Ar- 

Oct. 28— Albion College at Albion. 
Nov. 2— 'University- of Illinois, at Champaign. 
Nov. 9— Beloit College, at Lake Forest. 
Nov. 23 — Knox College, at Galesburg. 
Nov. 25 — Monmouth College, at Monmouth. 


At a mass-meeting held Tuesda3 _ afternoon 
at Mitchell Hall the young women of the Col- 
lege formed an athletic association which is to 
begin work at once. All female students of 
the College and such others as may be recom- 
mended b3"the standing" committee are eligible 
to membership. 

The object of this organization is to pro- 
mote athletic games and interests among the 
3'oung women of the College in connection 
with their regular gymnasium work. 

Officers were elected as follows for the asso- 
ciation: President, Marie Skinner; vice-presi- 
dent, Clarine Mellen; secretar3% Jessie Weth- 
erhold; treasurer, Lela Phelps. 

For some time the "co-eds" have felt that to 
be on a level with the men they must engage 
in athletics. The new association will help in 
arousing interest for this purpose and for pro- 
moting ph3sical culture. A basket-ball team 
will probabl\" soon be formed and a captain 
elected for it. 

Meanwhile the Feriy Hall girls are doing 
similar things and with their athletic associa- 
tion and another basket-ball team will soon be 
able to take attention away from football. 
Then match games between Mitchell Hall and 
Ferry Hall will be the important subject of the 
da3" and The Stextor will have to secure a 
female athletic editor in order to keep up with 
the times. 


The Stentor. 

Published every Tuesday of the College year by THE 

\Lake Forest university Stentor 
Publishing Company. 

John J. Price, ------ Editor-in-Chief 

S. E. GRUENSTEIN, - - - - Associate Editor 


H. B. CRAGIN, JR., i -..__- College 
A. J. Colman, t yuuege 

R. L. Roberts, ------- Alumni 

M. WooLSEY, ------- Athletics 

J. M. Eakins, ------- Exchange 

Arthur Keid, - - Town 


Miss Lita Stoddard, ----- Ferrv Hall 
Miss Olive mcClenahan, - - - Mitchell Hall 
R, B. KYLE, - - Academy 

George C. Rice, - - - Business Manager 

J. E. CARVER, - - - Advertising Manager 

Subscription Terms: For the school year, $1.50 in 
advance. Single copies, Scents. 

Address all communications to The STENTOR, Lake 
Forest, 111. 

Entered at the post office, Lake Forest, 111., as second- 
class i.i after. 

Now that the musical association has organ- 
ized, and the glee and banjo clubs are sending 
forth their familiar strains, why would it not 
be a good idea to form a choral union of the 
students? The old time university chorus was 
once a ver}' popular feature in the College, but 
was allowed to drop. We believe enough in- 
terest could be arovised to organize a grand 
chorus, which would be a splendid training- 
school from which to draw material for the 
ydee club. 

A new feature in our college life that prom- 
ises to be very popular is the Shakesperian 
readings by Mr. Hinckle}-, one of the instruc- 
tors in the English department. Those who 
heard the readings Thursday evening will be 
ready to avail themselves of hearing Mr. 
Hinckley again, ft speaks well for the literary 
tastes of the student who can thoroughly ap- 
preciate the thought and art of Shakespeare. 
All students, therefore, who lay claim to lit- 
erary tastes should take advantage of this 
course of readings, which will be continued if 
sufficient interest is manifested in the course. 

boys is a great injustice to the students. This 
unpleasant state of feeling seems to emanate 
from a readiness on the part of a few to be- 
lieve that the students are responsible for acts 
of vandalism which have occurred from time 
to time. We do not deny that a few stu- 
dents have occasionally been guilty of acts 
that did not reflect credit upon the student 
body. But it is well known that things have 
happened during the summer months when 
the students were not here, but for which the}- 
are being blamed. The pride which the stu- 
dents feel in the beauty of Lake Forest causes 
them to severely condemn any act which 
would interfere with the efforts of the citizens 
and authorities to make the city more beauti- 
ful, and we can assure the authorities that if 
any one in the College is caught defacing or 
destro3'ing property in the city, that person 
will be treated to such a taste of student jus- 
tice that he will not find the atmosphere of 
Lake Forest agreeable to his destructive na- 
ture. In justice to the student body we believe 
that the people of Lake Forest should know 
that the sentiment of the College is opposed to 
vandalism; and that the students stand ready 
to lend their co-operation in putting down all 
such tendencies. 

The openly declared hostility of certain 
parties in Lake Forest towards the College 

Lake Forest University, for the first time 
in her history, can now boast of a full-fledged 
fraternity, recognized in due form by the 
proper authorities. The fraternity spirit is 
not new in Lake Forest by any means, as fra- 
ternities have sprung up sub-rosa from time 
to time, and old files of THE STENTOR show an 
ever recurring epidemic of discussion on the 
advisability of introducing fraternities in Lake 
Forest. Yet there is a novelty in the public 
announcement of a recognized fraternity 
that causes the average student to wonder 
what the influence of fraternities will have 
upon the college life of Lake Forest. Hitherto 
the literary societies have partaken somewhat 
of the fraternal spirit, and social lines have 
been determined largely by society boundaries. 
With the introduction of fraternities the social 
features of the societies must inevitably be 
transferred to the fraternities. Literal socie- 
ties, if thej' are maintained at all, will exist for 
purely literar}' purposes. But the story of the 
struggle between societies and fraternities in 
other colleges proves conclusively that literary 
societies are pushed into a minor place, if not 
out of existence altogether. If such should be 
the result in Lake Forest the consequences 
would be most disastrous, for the importance 


of the literary society in college can not be 
overestimated. Changes must come. Lake 
Forest is progressive. If fraternities are in 
the line of progress a cordial welcome awaits 
them. If fraternities are organized for politi- 
cal purposes, or to draw together men for the 
purpose of mutual admiration they will receive 
the attention due them. If congenial spirits 
bind themselves in a fraternity for the highest 
good of the College, we hail the new movement 
as an auspicious omen for the future of Lake 

We notice in the Ariel an admirable article 
on "Inter-Collegiate Spirit," which should re- 
ceive the attention of every student. This 
spirit is increasing' of late years at a remarka- 
ble rate, and deserves to be fostered. After 
mentioning the gatherings of college men and 
women at the summer Y. >I. C. A. conferences, 
and the close friendship that is established 
between students of different colleges, the 
Ariel says: '.'The various fraternity conven- 
tions do their share in bringing men from all 
over the United States into a strong bond of 
fellowship. Organizations, like the inter-col- 
legiate political conventions, the oratorical 
and athletic organizations, tend to bring" men 
together and replace rivalry with respect and 
friendship. The college press, by means of its 
exchanges, spreads a wide knowledge of col- 
lege affairs and makes an inner republic of 
student life." Lake Forest has always cultiva- 
ted this inter-collegiate spirit in all depart- 
ments of college life, and it should still be our 
purpose to be foremost in inter-collegiate 
affairs. The great events of the year are those 
in which we meet representative men of other 
colleges in Y. KL C. A- conventions, and in ath- 
letic and oratorical contests. We hope this 
year will witness an increase of the inter-colle- 
giate spirit. Knowledge of what other col- 
leges really are comes by personal con- 
tact with the men and methods of these insti- 
tutions. This knowledge is necessary for a 
man to judge correctly the merits of his own 
college. A man imbued with the inter-colle- 
giate spirit will not be blindly- loyal to his own 
college, but he will have a deeper and truer 
loyalty, which will move him to adoptthebest 
features of other colleges into his own college 

Professor, enrolling students: "I have Wil- 
liams; who comes next?" "William son,', 
promptly responds the individual of that 



Saturday evening-, September 28, the Ath- 
enaean Literary Society had an open evening 
and a large audience filled the hall to listen to 
the exercises. After the devotional service the 
following program was given and enthusias- 
tically received: Reading from Pickwick 
Papers, W. U. Halbert; declamation, Ben Hur's 
Chariot Race, H. B. Cragin, Jr.; reading from 
Ruskin, E. U. Graff. The debate was between 
H. G. Timberlake for the affirmative, and R. L. 
Roberts for the negative. "Resolved that the 
L T nited States government should recognize 
the Cubans as belligerents" was the question. 

The Athenaeans had a Dickens evening at 
their last meeting and it is to be regretted that 
more were not able to attend and listen to the 
interesting prog-ram that was rendered. The 
exercises consisted of an autobiography of 
Charles Dickens by H. B. Cragin, Jr.; readings 
from Dickens, R. L. Roberts and \V. A. Graif; 
declamation, Little Nell's Funeral, E. U. Graff; 
debate, J. E. Carver, W. Adair — Resolved, That 
the dispensary system of South Carolina is tne 
best method of dealing with the liquor prob- 

* * * 

At the meeting of the Zeta Epsilon Society- 
Friday- evening the following literary pro- 
gram will be given: Talk, A. J. Coleman; es- 
say, B. F. Hill; declamation, Cnarles E. Keener; 
debate — Resolved, That Cuba should be given 
belligerent rights by the United States — 
affirmative, R. O. Stoops and J. A. Forney; 
negative, H. M. Moore and J. B. Williamson. 


Success of three or four different kinds 
seems to meet the enterprise which brought 
about the location of the Stentor Press at Lake 
Forest. Last week the new press was put in 
and is now being kept busy. Another com- 
positor has also been eng-aged to assist in do- 
ing- the large amount of work which iscoming- 
to the new printing office, so that now a force 
of three men works daily and also nightly, 
hurrying- "copy" and doing job work. 

Lake ±*orest has long needed a printing- 
office, and now that it is supplied with one, the 
convenience of the new arrangement can 
hardly be overestimated. Meanwhile The 
Stextor is being made the best looking col- 
lege paper in the United States, as can be 
seen by anyone who reads it carefully each 



The Zeta's reception was O. K. 

Have 3'on heard about the new "Frat." 

Professor Bridgman's brother visited him 
last week. 

Don Kenned}- came out from Chicago Uni- 
versity and spent Sunday with Conro. 

"Bill" Jaeger has a little growth on his top- 
most lip and now he is in a quandary because 
he doesn't know whether to raise it or to raze 

Keener, '98, gave his knee a bad wrench in a 
practice game of football last week and was 
unable to play with the Varsity Saturday. He 
will be out in a day or so. 

Professor Atkins moved into the Beidler cot- 
tage on Monday. Illness in the family of Mr. 
King prevented them from going back to the 
cit}' as early as they had intended. 

li is not good English to commence your re- 
mar..j with "well." Recently, in three classes, 
out oi thirty-five questions asked, twenty-four 
replies beyaa with that word. 

Course I under Professor Walter Smith, 
which provides first a course in psychology 
and afterwards one in logic, is extreme^ pop- 
ular, twenty-three having elected it. The first 
year biology class is also very large. 

The Rev. J. G. Blue, of Waukesha, Wis., one 
of the three ministers appointed bj- the sj-nod 
to visit the University, arrived last Tuesday. 
He expressed himself as highly gratified by 
what he saw of the institutions at Lake Forest. 
While here he was the guest of J. K. Anderson. 

One of the new college men relates how he 
was afraid to partake of any of the refresh- 
ments or even approach the tables at the re- 
ception in the church, because he had no 
money in his pocket to pay for anj'thing to eat 
or drink an! was afraid that the ladies who 
presided would not give him "tick." 

H. C. Millington, formerly a student in the 
theological department of the University of 
Boston, has entered the class of '98. Mr. Mil- 
lington is a newspaper-man of some exper- 
ience, having been one of the editors of the 
University Beacon at Boston and a reporter 
for the Hartford Evening Post at the seaside 
resorts during last summer. 

Albert Kocourek met with misfortune the 
second night after coniin'; out to tussle 
with the pigskin. While nobly g'narding the 
halves from his position in the line he broke 
his first metacarpal bone, and is now showing 
his ambidexterous abilities. Kocourek has the 
right stuff in him and says he shall be out 
ag'ain as soon as his hand mends. 

The class of '99 held a meeting Monday and 
adopted their constitution and by-laws. The 
following officers were elected: President, J. 
J. Jackson; vice-president, Jem S. Wood; re- 
cording secretary, D. S. worth; corre- 
sponding secretary, Fannie Hopkins; treasurer, 
Lela Phelps; sergeant-at-arms. Carl S. Rankin; 
Historian, Siegfried Gruenstein; poet, Roy B. 

Mr. Hinckley's reading of Twelfth Night was 
enjojed by a large number of the students on 
Thursda}' evening of las'; week. Members of 
the faculty and their relatives were also pres- 
ent and all were charmed by Mr. Hinckley's 
able rendering. His impersqnation of the 
clown was extreme^ well given and was 
greeted with roars of laughtei'. It is Mr. Hinck- 
lej's intention to continue these readings on 
each Thursday evening at 7 o'clock. 

Mr. O. P. Seward has been appointed an in- 
structor in the department of German to as- 
sist Professor Dawson in his work. Mr. Seward 
was born in New Hackensack, N. Y. He is a 
graduate of Chicago Universitj-, class of '81, 
and of the Union College of Law, '83. A year 
of study in Berlin and at Lausanne, Switz- 
erland, followed his law course. He taught in 
Shurtleff College in '91 and in Elgin Academy 
in '94. He has charge of the second, third and 
fourth years' work in German. 

In its Saturday issue the Lake Shore 
Herald, of Lake Bluff, prints a picture of a dor- 
mitory which the editor of the Herald alleges 
will soon be erected here at Lake Forest. The 
aforesaid picture was printed in TlIE Ste.NTor 
a year ago, and the building was assured a 
year before that time. Therefore, if the Lake 
Shore Herald wishes to be accurate, it should 
hesitate about telling its readers anything 
about that new College dormitory, or printing- 
old cuts just because they are to be easil}' bor- 



Miss Mixter's father spent Thursday morn- 
ing with hei". 

The Seminary mandolin club will soon be 

For particulars concerning' the "High Art ' 
club address Miss Pate. 

The Misses Clark, Morgan and Copps spenl 
Sunday at their homes. 

Several of the girls and teachers will attend 
Miss Harris' wedding' Wednesday evening-. 

The Zeta Epsilon reception was very much 
enjoyed by those who attended from the Sem- 

Another new teacher, Miss Todd, will have 
charge of the day scholars' study room at 
Ferry Hall. 

That "hurdy-gurdy" serenade Friday night 
is said to have been the best Ferry Hall has 
had this year. 

Roomers in Miss Sizer's corrider were en- 
tertained with a peanut roast in Miss Cal- 
houn's room Saturday evening'. 

Two new g'irls arrived last week. They are 
Miss Reynolds of Maquoketa. Iowa, and Miss 
Trowbridge, who comes from Constantinople, 
Turkey'. In addition to this a Miss Brown, of 
Peoria, arrived yesterday. 

At a meeting' Thursday a constitution was 
adopted for the new athletic association. Offi- 
cers will be elected soon and the basket-ball 
club organized. 

President Coulter, who is always a most wel- 
come visitor at the Sunday vesper service-, 
gave a talk this week which was especially 
effective. He spoke of the "Influence of 
Women" and his earnest words made a deep 
impression upon all who heard him. 


There is some prospect of the gymnasium 
work among the g'irls beginning at an early 
date this year. 

A certain sophomore's brilliancy is proved 
by the statement that the "amoeba travels by 
means of moving' itself about." 

Mitchell Hall girls attended the reception 
given by the Zeta Epsilon Society as usual en 
masse and enjojed themselves immensely. 

A number of the young women spent Sun- 
day in the city. Mitchell Hall seemed cpiite 
deserted in consequence. All learned Thurs- 
day evening when Mrs. Davies returned from 
the city that she had not forgotten the sweet 
tooth of her "family." Her remembrance was 


Wells and Williams, both from the city, vis- 
ited Kyle and Chandler Sunday. 

"Captain" E. S. Godfrey ha.- just returned 
from the reservation in Kansas. He came a 
little late, but that is perhaps better than 
though he had never come back. 

David H. Williams paid a short visit to his 
brother over Sunday. He is still attending 
Rush Medical C dlege, and says that he is -(ill 
feeling- as happy as he did when he was an A< - 
ademy professor. 

Movements are on foot for the formation of 
an Academy orchestra. Within a short time 
the many talented musicians will lie gathered 
into an organization, and then there will be 
enough music in tile air around the buildii _ - 
to satisfy the cravings of all who demand clas- 
sical music in large quantities. 

In its first football game the Academy team 
was signally successful — that is to say, more 
successful that the 'Varsity eleven was in its 
second game. Last Wednesday Captain ? 
ler's eleven valiant defenders of the pi 
met the Waukegan city football team in the 
latter city, and after both sides had 1 
ing for a sufficient length of time tiie sci re 
stood to in favor of the City of of Wauke- 
gan and Lake Forest Academy. Nex1 week the 
full Cad schedule of games will be published 
in THE Ste.NTOR. The next game will be play- 
ed Saturday at Highland Park with the North- 
western Military Academy as the opposing' 


On Saturday the sad news was received at 
Lake Forest that Mrs. Lily Reid Holt, daugh- 
ter of the late Simon Reid, had died at Colora- 
do Spring's, Col. Consumption was the cause 
of death. 

Mrs. Lily Reid Holt was well known and 
highly esteemed by a wide circle of relatives 
and friends who were shocked to learn of her 
sudden death. She went to Colorado Springs 
only a short time ago to find a climate where 
her life might be prolonged, but Providence 
dictated that her death should come soon. 
Mrs. Reid was with her daughter at the time 
of the latter's death. The remains have been 
brought here, and the funeral services and 
interment will be at Lake Forest. 

About forty per cent, of the college men of 
this country belong to Greek-letter fraternities. 



Ex-'95— C. G. Smith is studying law at the 
New York Law School. 

'95 — Miss Tanetta Gilleland was the guest of 
Miss Clavine Mellen last Sunday. 

'95 — Miss Julia McKee will this year give 
private lessons in German at her home at 
Remington, Ind. 

'95 — C. O. Parish was seen aiuong the boys 
last week. He will take graduate work at Chi- 
cago University. 

Fred Hayner finds enough patriotism and 
love for his alma mater to come here quite 
often to coach his old football team. 

Ex-'98 — H. R. Reynolds has been enrolled 
among the students of Rush Medical College. 
Don Kenned}', also ex-'98, has entered Chicago 

'95 — Dean Lewis stayed here a few days on 
his way to New York, where he expects to enter 
the College of Physicians and Surgeons of the 
Columbia University. 

G. W. Wright and W. E. Danforth, '92, W. B. 
Hunt and W. A# Bishop, '91, E. E. Vance and 
Fred Mellen, '95, have been visiting their alma 
mater these last few days. 

'95 — John Rice stayed at Lake Forest several 
da3 7 s before going to Madison to take up work 
in Greek and Hebrew with Professor Williams, 
of the University of Wisconsin. 

Rev. W. W. Johnson and family, of Tipton, 
Iowa, have been visiting' at Oak Park this sum- 
mer. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson spent a day at Lake 
Forest with Mr. and Mrs. Stroh in August. 

'94 — Harry Thorn has been with us for some 
days .coaching the football team. He is a 
member of the law school. He is expected to 
be in his old place in the line, a place he so 
well defended in years gone by. 

'92 — W. C. Eakins, State Representative, was 
married to Miss Pamelia M. Ryan on the 1st of 
July at the First Presb3'terian Church, Engle- 
wood. Miss Ryan is the principal of the Beale 
School. Mr. Eakins has a law office in part- 
nership with \V. C. Everett, an alumnus of the 


O, why are the fire plugs red, bright) red? 
They can be heard after dark. 

Professor Sprague-Smith has been giving a 
series of lectures on Spain. They have been 
well attended and have proved exceedingly in- 

Mr. Nathan left for Saint Albans' last Thurs- 
day. He will attend school there this year. 

Mr. Jensen, who is Professor Bray's assist- 
ant in the herbarium, has rented Aubrej' War- 
ren's house for the winter. 

Mr. N. D. Pratt and family have returned to 
their home in Lake Forest after spending the 
summer at Druce's Lake. 

Improvements are being made on the "Old 
Hotel'' property which will transform the an- 
cient hostelry and grounds into a thing of 
beauty and a perpetual joy. 

The Woman's Benevolent Societ}' of the 
Presb3'terian Church entered upon the second 
3'ear of its existence Wednesda3'. The societ3' 
did a great deal of work last 3'ear and the pros- 
pects for this year are better than ever befere. 


For the first time in the history of Lake For- 
est University a real, concrete chapter of a 
bona-fide fraternit3 r has been established. 
Although the men behind the scheme are as 
3 _ et unwilling to make known the name of the 
"fiat," it is conceded that there must be some- 
thing in it, for a house has been rented and 
eleven men have moved into it. Those who 
are known to be the members of the chapter 
are: W. Adair, J. M. Eakins, R. O. Stoops, J. A. 
Anderson, H. G. Timberlake, J. E. Carver, M. 
Woolsey, C. E. Keener, W. A. Graff, J. H. Mc- 
Cune, R. E, Matthews. 

There has been more or less of a mistaken 
idea prevailing' in regard to fraternities in 
Lake Forest College. 

It has been claimed b3 r some that the au- 
thorities and charter of the Universit3' were 
directly opposed to their organization. That 
this is not the case is shown by the following 
words of Dr. Coulter: "There is nothing in 
the constitution of the College which would 
prevent the organization of a Greek letter fra- 
ternit3 r in Lake Forest College, and it is a mis- 
take to suppose that, if it is carried on in an 
orderly manner, there will be any opposi- 
tion whatever to it on the part of the facult3'. 
I knew nothing about the fraternit3 r until I 
saw the announcement in a Chicago paper 
that a chapter had been started here." 

It is probable that, with the organization of 
this chapter as a precedent, other "frats" will 
soon seek representation in Lake Forest Uni- 
versit3 r , and within a short time the College 
will be made up largely of fraternitj' mem- 



For the sixteenth time since the Zeta Epsilon 
Literaiy Society is a living- and existing- fac- 
tor in the College, the members of that organi- 
zation have held their regular annual recep- 

Frida3' evening the friends of Zeta Epsilon, 
both those among the boys and that large 
constituency which consists of the young- 
women of the College and of Ferry Hall fol- 
lowed an invitation to meet the "Zet" boys and 
other equall3 r estimable people in the parlors 
of the society in College Hall. All responded 
to the invitation and put in their appearance 
at the appointed hour. During the evening 
conversation and college songs tended to keep 
up a merry spirit, so that the few short hours 
between 8 o'clock and the time when the Ferry 
Hall door is locked passed away with seeming- 
ly undue and unwarranted speed. Refresh- 
ments which consisted of lemonade and ice 
cream and cake were served. 

Altogether the event proved a big social 
event as it always has been. President C. B. 
Moore and the members of the committees 
which made the arrangements for the recep- 
tion feel satisfied with the success of the even- 
ing's entertainment and deserve thanks for 
their labor. The decoration of the hall was 
commented upon especially. The Zeta Epsilon 
color, crimson, prevailed in the rooms. 

After the reception the Ferr3' Hall girls were 
assisted in finding- sleep by a serenade with an 
instrument whose name is unknown, but 
which a horse pulled and an Italian nobleman 
turned. This was supposed to be the climax 
of the night. 

Not a few of the societ3' alumni were present 
at the reception. Among them were F. A. 
Hayner, W. A. Bishop, dicker, Harry Thorn, 
Dean Lewis and E. E. Vance. 

The Yale senior class of the academic de- 
partment has voted to wear caps and gowns 
ever}' Sunday throughout the school j-ear. 
They are the first class at Yale ever voting to 
do so. For two 3'ears classes have worn them 
on Sundaj-s and state occasions during- the 
spring term, but never throughout the year. 
The caps and gowns have arrived and will be 
donned next Sunda}-. 

Beloit College opened its doors to youno- 
women this year and thirt}- "co-eds" have en- 
rolled themselves in that institution. 


Editor Stentok:— Permit me to make a sug- 
gestion through your columns. It has oc- 
curred to me for a long time that a different 
athletic arrangement should be enacted at 
Lake Forest. Lake Forest undergraduate 
teams have for a number of 3'ears endeavored 
to cope with graduate teams of other universi- 
ties. Why attempt this longer? A boy can- 
not hold his own with a man. Let the team of 
Lake Forest College plaj- with like teams from 
other colleges, and so play on an equal foot- 
ing. If they play with university teams, let 
them pla}- not as equals, but with the expec- 
tation of being beaten, and only for practice. 
But why should Lake Forest Universitj- be 
without a university team? I see no reason 
why teams as strong as any in the country 
cannot be maintained at Lake Forest Univer- 
sity. ~Let a universitj- athletic association be 
formed, comprising all the departments, and 
the management of university athletics be in 
its hands. It would probably be necessary to 
have its headquarters in Chicago, as the 
greater part of the institution is there. Such 
an association could bring out the athletic in- 
terests to the best advantage, and win distinc- 
tion for its university. As it now stands, the 
Universit3 r has no place as a universit3' in the 
athletic werld. Lake Forest College has en- 
deavored to maintain that standing, and the 
wonder is that she has done it so well with so 
few students. 

This suggestion could apply in other lines 
as well — for instance in the journalistic field. 
A university dailj- could and should be car- 
ried on by Lake Forrst Lniversitj-. If she 
wills it, she can stand among- the foremost in- 
stitutions of our land, for her number warrant 
it. May she step forth and claim her rightful 
inheritance, is the wish of an alumnus. 

Johx H. Rice. 
Madison, Wis., Oct. 5, 1895. 


He who wants success does not find her in an 
easy chair. 

He is writing for the concert stage; 

His hopes are in crescendo; 
If he succeeds as he expects, 

His head will be swellendo. 
His expectations will to earth 

Be dashed extremely presto, 
And then his key will minor be, 

His tone diminuendo. — Brunonian 

I am just from plajing football, marm; 

I've an eye knocked out of socket, 
But I've 1113- liver under 1113- arm. 

And a limb in 1113' coat tail pocket. — Ex. 



A Mexican writing to a Chihuahua paper, 
gives the following gory description of the 
collegians' football diversion. "The hartd- 
some youths attack one another,. tread upon 
one another, they bruise, they wound, they dis- 
locate the joints of one another, they break 
each others' noses, they kill one another. 
From beneath a pyramid of sprained mem- 
bers, broken collar bones, and bruised heads, 
they drag out a gladiator, his face red with 
blood, his hip sprained, his hair matted, and 
his clothing soiled with the mud, made of dust 
and blood. Princeton has beaten Yale!, The 
surgeons carry the bruised and wounded to 
the hospital, and fifty thousand souls, among 
them the adorable women who,, at a ball, faint 
at the perfume of flowers, here burst out with 
a shout tremendous, deafening and savage." 

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Volume IX. 

OCTOBER 15, 1895. 

Number 3. 

Lake Forest and Rush Medical Football Teams Unite. 

When W. D. McNary, L. F. U. '93, read in the 
Chicago papers that Lake Forest had been 
beaten by Chicago University to the tune of 
52-0, and that Rush Medical College had suf- 
fered defeat at the hands of the Chicago Ath- 
letic Association eleven on the same day with 
the score of 30-0, he resolved that heroic meas- 
ures must be taken to keep the colleges from 
losing heart and, possibl}', disbanding their 
teams. So he came up to Chicago from Mon- 
mouth, where he had been coaching the Mon- 
mouth College team and beg-an laying his 
plans for the coalition of the two teams. Man- 
ager George C. Rice and Captain Marion Wool- 
sey were pleased with the scheme, and a meet- 
ing was held at Lake Forest Thursday even- 
ing. There were present at that meeting 
McNary, Rice, Woolsey, W. H. Williams, the 
father of Western football; A. O. Jackson and 
H. B. Cragin, Jr. The proposition was thor- 
oughly discussed in all its bearings and an 
agreement was reached, final, so far as Lake 
Forest was concerned. It lacked but the meet- 
ing of Manager Rice and Captain Woolsey 
with the Rush men to complete the arrange- 
ments and decide upon the written agreement. 
Frida3 r noon the decisive meeting was held and 
in substance the arrangement is as follows: 
The management of the team will go to Lake 
Forest, George C. Rice having charge of the 
aggregation. Rush will have the captaincy 
and assistant management, while Marion 
Woolsey will be assistant captain. 

The schedule of games with other col- 
leges which Manager Rice had already 
arranged for Lake Forest will be kept and if 
Rush has arranged for any games on dates not 
already pre-empted by Lake Forest, these 
games will also be pla3'ed b3~ the "combina- 
tion." Nine men from Rush and six from Lake 
Forest will comprise the team on each trip, 
and from this number the captain and coach 
will select the eleven men who will play. 

In the opinion of many men of the College, 
both football players and otherwise, this ar- 

rangement should have been made long ago, 
as the teams of previous 3'ears, although nom- 
inally' the teams of Lake Forest University, 
have without exception been composed soleU' 
of College men, with perhaps one or two Acad- 
eni3 T pla3 _ ers. The chief obstacle in the wa3~ of 
forming a real 'Varsit3' team has been the fact 
that the graduate departments, Rush Medical 
College, the Chicago College of Dental Surges 
and Chicago College of Law, are so far from 
the undergraduate departments as to make 
regular practice a hardship. Necessity-, how- 
ever, has bridged the chasm and dail3 - practice 
is now assured. Three da3 _ s in the week the 
team will practice in Chicago, probabl3 - on the 
grounds of the Chicago Athletic Association, 
and Lake Forest will be the practice ground 
on one da3 T of each week. On Frida3 _ practice 
games with high school teams in Chicago will 
be pla3 T ed and the regular schedule of Satur- 
da3' games will be carried out and also such 
Wednesda3 r games as may be arranged. 

The name of the new team will be Rush-Lake 
Forest and a combination of the red and black 
of L. F. U. and the orange of Rush will proba- 
ta^- be the colors. 

An Kastern trip as far as Pittsburg is con- 
templated, Dr. Nicholas Senn of Rush Medical 
College having enthusiasticall3' offered the use 
of his private car to the team. In case the 
plan is carried out, the eleven will in all prob- 
ability pla3" the team of the Detroit Athletic- 
Club and that of Washington and Jefferson 
College, Washington, Pa., and possibl3' other 
teams with whom dates will be arranged la;er 
on, provided sufficient guarantees are assured. 

The Lake Forest men who will probably pia3 - 
on the team are: M. Woolse3', H. B. Cragin, Jr.. 
J. H. Rheingans, W. Jackson and W. J. Rice. 
H. Thorn, of the Chicago College of Law, will 
probabl3' pla3' right guard. With Duncan as 
center, Smolt as left guard and Thorn as right 
guard, the team will have a bulwark in the 
middle of the line that will he able to with- 
stand anything short of a battering-ram. Dim- 


can weighs 220 pounds, Sinolt 230 and Thorn 
220, a total of 070 pounds of muscle to be over- 
come by the enemy. 

The coalition of the teams is regarded with 
favor by the authorities at both Rush and Lake 
Forest. Dr. A. D. Bevan of Rush and Profes- 
sor W. H. Williams of Lake Forest Academy 
have expressed their heart}- approval. Said 
Professor Williams: 

"I am heartily in favor of the comhination of 
the football teams of Lake Forest and Rush 
Medical College. If carried out in the right 
way it will undoubtedly be of benefit to the 
Varsity. There is one point which needs to be 
emphasized in connection with this deal and 
that is the organization of a second team. A 
vigorous team should be organized and a 
schedule of games with outside teams ar- 
ranged in order to keep up interest." 

Although the union with Rush will take the 
best men of the Lake Forest team, yet a good 
second eleven will be organized and games 
with outside colleges will doubtless be ar- 
ranged for it. Some of the men who will prob- 
ably be regular players on the second eleven 
are: A. O. and J. J. Jackson, W. W. Jaeger, M. 
K. Baker, R. O. Stoops, H. D. Casey, J. K. Car- 
ver, B. Campbell and D. S. Wentworth. 

Badgers Are the Victors. 

With signals made up while en route to Mad- 
ison and with no previous practice together, 
the Lake Forest all-University eleven succeed- 
ed in scoring against the strong University of 
Wisconsin eleven Saturday. 

The team left Lake Forest at 8 o'clock Satur- 
day morning for Madison, Wis., arriving there 
at 12:25. The game was called at 3:15 and the 
teams lined up as follows: 

Sheldon left end Cragin 

Alexander left tackle Fullenweider 

Riordan left guard Johnson 

Kull center Duncan 

Forrest right guard Thorn 

Pyre right tackle Woolsey 

Anderson right end Rheingans 

Trautman quarter back Loomis 

Gregg left half back Sager 

Karei right half back Griffith 

Richards lull back Piel 

Touchdowns, Pyre, Richards, Alexander, 
Gregg (2). Goal from touchdown, Richards. 
Goal from field, Piel. Umpire, Bert Alward. 
Referee, H. O. Stickney. Linesmen, T. U. Ly- 
man and J. 11. Rice. 

Lake Forest opened the game with the ball. 
Riordan caught it and carried it back to the 
center of the field. Pyre made a thirty-yard 

run and the 'Varsity then secured it on downs. 
After three downs Piel punted to the centre of 
the field. By a series of rushes Madison 
pushed Gregg over the line for the first touch- 
down. Richards failed to kick goal. Alexan- 
der caught Piel's kick-off and bj' steady gains 
the home team soon had Pyre over the line for 
a second touchdown. Richards kicked goal. 

Gregg caug-ht the kick-off and Lake Forest 
secured it on downs, but Piel was again forced 
to punt. Karel made a ten and twenty-yard 
run, followed by a run of forty yards after 
which Richards secured the third touchdown. 
No goal. Time was almost up for the first half 
when Alexander brought the kick-off to the 
thirty-yard line, then Gregg behind Richards* 
excellent interference carried the ball for an- 
other touchdown from the center of the field. 
Time was called with the ball near the middle 
of the field. 

In the second half the ''Badgers" had the 
ball within two yards of the Lake Forest goal; 
but a fumble lost it. Again failure to gain 
forced Piel to punt. Richards fumbled it ori 
the ten-3'ard line and from there the scoring 
drop kick was made bv Piel. Richards secured 
the last touchdown for Madison. 'Time being- 
called after a kick-off by Duncan, a punt by 
Richards, and a return punt by Piel. 

Woolsey's plays received many compliments. 
Cragin played his first game at end but did 
not seem to be so much at home there as at 
center, where he has done much good work. 
Thorn received a bad cut in one of the scrim- 
mages in the first half and has returned with 
some Wisconsin thread above his left eye. 

Piel formerly played with an all-Ireland team 
and kicks equally well with either foot, ac- 
cording to how he catches the pass, and as he 
does not have to back up when punting, his 
opponents were usually deceived when he in- 
tended to punt. 

Many old Lake Forest students were on the 
grounds and showed their loyalty to their 
former school. 

Lake Forest Cripples Defeated. 

Last Wednesday our football team journeyed 
to Chicago for another defeat and to make the 
usual score of 0. They met and were defeated 
by the Armour Institute eleven. 

The team work of Armour Institute was the 
best seen this season and shows that they have 
been apt students of Coach Alward, while our 
boys did not seem to know the first principles, 
as shown by their failing to fall on the ball 


and by cowteonsly letting the opponents come 
uf* aiSd-'get-iti'- Fftmsble' after fumble was made 
behind theiline;- in <a'ct the' ball was -not once- 
last by Lake F&ms* on downs'. Twice the old- 
time' criss-cross was successfully worked, sitn-- 
pty because o«rr;endiwas out of place. 

Ill ■vieWMCif-tn* overwhelming 'deflect of 'Cap-- 
taiti "Waolsey's nwrt, it is 'unnecessary to tell 
mote <ab©>utithegafnm< Tfte»'line-up was a.® fdl-' 
armour iNS'rrauirfir. r. iv? f. u: " 

Buellv right-eiidi., Rheingans- 

Tarbell right tackle, .Casey. 

Hihdert.' right guard Condit 

Neeves X center- r Cragin 

Sadie*.!'...-.... ... left' guard.'! Brown' 

Tonsley ■. . .....left taekle.-. Woolsej r 

Mosely left-end „ JRice 

Wil6 °^ ' - <!««**■ • • | Wen^vorth 

Mtf Dhri iels r ig tit h a If V , \ £ \ ,7 eT 

& ' ( Waller i 

Kendall left half .- W. Jackson. 

Mann. full.! Jaeger 

Time of' halves/ 23' ^minute's'. T'onchtldwns, 

TmmdX&iiji MdDattiels.- Goals 1 * from 1 1 touoh- 

downsyr Randalls Referee/ Cornish, Ci. A 1 . A.- 

Umpire, Stevenson, C A, A,- Linesmen, A-Ov 

Jackson and Builer. 

this is to be one of the few games which will 
be pla3 f ed here, it is hoped that it will be well 


Academy >1 2^N!'W<:< MVAA6r 

CSptrifti Miner's va-lia'ntfle'fenders-of'flle pig-- 
skiti s«pped>bvertoHighl'and'Pa h rk -Saturday; 
afternoon and'defelated the N8rth western- Mil- 
itary Acaddmy eleven by the score of 12 to 6. 

Tfife secret' of the victory was tlii: presence at 
ttte game ofa deWgationof"'Ferr3^ Hall girls, 
whb'drove dHwtt-tdTTighl'and'Pferk'to'see the 

The line--up' was as f blltows:- ■ 

If atisoti'.', left end'. KaacS' 

Smileyv ,..,.*,,,,. ..d.e:£t tackles' Ames 

BUrchelk-. . . -.left gwardv, ..Gordon 

Werren. ..,.. center .......... ,__ Lee- 

Gdthries righ't guard." Conway 

Casey. . ,, . ,. . .right tackle. O'Brien- 

Coeyy,,,-. . .,... ....... .-..-rightiend. , ,. . Smolt 

Miller (captain), quarter back....... ....Steere 

Mcintosh. ... . , right half back. . . ..Smith 

Fiaek; left half back Hall 

Kennedy . f till ba-ck f : Trask 

Referee, Professor Williams. Umpire, Ma- 
]qv DWvSdsdtitf. IlmesmetivH'ossackiand Odell. 

Second Team to Play. 

To retrieve thfe.'VBSsity!s- name-at Armour 
Institute's: left to'the second eleven.? They, will 
n*eet the^second-Avrmowreleven . at :Lake For-, 
est Thursday .•a.ffernoom 

Tfcosetrying-ior I positions are Condit,, Me- 
Cullagihy Price, Graff,. Brown, Bakins, Jackson; 
Oa*npi)ell':Va*ice>. Stoops. {captain),, Baker, , Mc- 
Cune, Hubachek, Wentworth and Conro. r As 

The first wedding in the class of '95 of Ferry 
Hall occurred Wednesdaj' evening, when Miss 
Satie Harris was married to Mr. Lewis Austin 
Clark at her home in Chicago. 

Miss Gertrude Pate, who was Miss Harris' 
roommate at Ferry Hail was the maid of honor. 
The Misses Kenaga and Clark were brides- 
maids. The bride's gown was of heavy white 
satin with an elaborate collar of Duchesse- 
point. The maid-of-honor wore white organ- 
die and the bridesmaids pink. A reception 
followed the cereaiony and Mr. and Mrs. Chick 
left for New York on a late train. 

Those who attended the cerenionyfrom Lake 
Forest were the Misses Sargent, bizer, Burch- 
ellj Morehouse, Zabriskie, Edyth Mercer, Lita 
Stoddard and Lyda Pate and Professor Eager. 
Of last year's Seminary graduating class, of 
which Miss Harris was a member, there were 
present Miss Delia Stoddard, of Minonk, and 
Miss Julia Clark, of Ottawa. 


The Athenaean Literary Society gave its an- 
nual reception Frida3 r evening, and in spite of 
the threatening! weather i a large crowd was 
present: The society hall was prettily decora- 
ted with the colors— blue and White — while the 
usually forlorn-looking hallway was trans- 
formed into a bower of autumn leaves. 

Messrs. Carver, Adair, Graff and Baker com- 
posed the committee to receive the guests. 
During the evening- Mrs. Aubre3' Warren and' 
Miss Pratt added to the pleasure of the occa- 
sion b3 T giving two vocal duets which were 
thoroughly enjoyed by all. Ices and cake 
were served, and each guest was presented 
with a dainty souvenir in the shape of a blue 
and white flag. Altogether the evening pass- 
ed very' pleasantly and all felt that it was a 
success in every particular. The junior and 
senior, classes of the Seminar, the young. 
women of the College, and the senior class of 
the Academy were present, and the society 
was glad to note the interest shown by the 
presence of so man3 r town people.- As usual 
several of the alumni of the society came out 
from the city to attend and to help the mem- 
bers receive. Among these were: W. K. iJan- 
forth, R. H. Crozier, Fred Skinner, W. E. Pratt, 
W. E. Ruston, W. B. Smith, L. N. Rossiter, P. C. 
Vincent and C. O. Parish. 


The Stentor. 

Published every Tuesday of the College year by THE 

lake forest university stentor 

Publishing Company. 

JOHN J. PRICE, ------ Editor-in-Chief 

S. E. GRUENSTEIN, - . _ . Associate Editor 

H. B. Cragin, Jr., I --._._ College 
A. J. Oilman, ) . cge 

R. L. Roberts, ------- Alumni 

M. WOOLSEY, _.--_-. Athletics 

J. M. EAKINS, - Exchange 


MISS LITA Stotidard, ----- Ferry Halt 
Miss Olive McCi.enahan, - - - Mitchell Hall 
K'. B. Kyle, - - Academy 

George C Rice, 
J. E. Carver, 

Business Manager 
Advertising Manager 

SUBSCRIPTION TERMS: For the school year, $1.50 in 
advance. Single copies, 5 cents. 

Address all communications to THE STENTOR, Lake 
Forest, 111. 

Entered at the post office, Lake Forest, 111., as second- 
class', matter. 

Lake Forest should send a large delega- 
tion to the Y. M. C. A. convention to be held at 
Evanston this week. Besides the privilege of 
meeting with strong, earnest workers from all 
over the state, this occasion will be a grand 
opportunity to hear many prominent speakers, 
including our own President, John M. Coulter, 
who will deliver an address before the conven- 

If EVANSTON wishes to maintain a repre- 
sentation for clean play on the gridiron she 
should adopt severe measures in dealing with 
the player who brutally attacked one of the 
Beloit men in the recent Northwestern-Beloit 
game. It was our privilege to witness this 
game, a remarkably clean one with the excep- 
tion mentioned above, and it was gratifying to 
hear nothing but words of condemnation for 
the deliberate and unprovoked assault. It is 
reported that the Evanston man has since 
joined the lifesaving crew, which will prevent 
his appearing on the football field in the fu- 
ture. But such a man who will deliberately 
bring disgrace upon the game and upon his 
team should be denied the privileges of the 
college which he represents. 

A mistaken idea as to who are entitled to 
the privileges of the reading room seems to be 
prevalent. All students who pay the regular 
library fee have the right to make use of the 
reading room for reading purposes. In this 
number are included the young men and 
women of the College and the students of the 
Academy. As the reading room is maintained 
for the benefit of those who wish to read the 
periodicals placed there, no person has a right 
to turn the room into a smoking rendesvous. 
There is a rule prohibiting smoking in the 
reading- room; but courtesy to others, and es- 
pecjall}' to the young women who have rights 
there should make such' a rule unnecessary. 

It has long been evident to those who are 
interested in football at Lake Forest that it is 
utterly impossible for the College department 
with its small numbers to maintain a team 
that can compete with the graduate teams of 
our sister universities. There was a time when 
Lake Forest was able to meet. other colleges in 
successful combat; but that was before pro- 
fessionalism and graduate teams monopolized 
the noble game. If Lake Forest is to maintain 
her old-time prestige on the football field she 
must change her tactics, and be fully prepared 
to meet on equal terms the colleges that are 
holding out every inducement to football 
players. Nor need Lake Forest adopt profes- 
sionalism, which has brought disrepute upon 
many of the so-called college teams. Lake 
Forest has it in her power to maintain a splen- 
did football team if she will but take advan- 
tage of her opportunities. A communication 
in last week's STENTOR from an alumnus 
struck the keynote in the following words: "I 
see no reason why teams as strong as any in 
the country cannot be maintained at Lake For- 
est Universit}'. Let a university athletic asso 7 
ciation be formed, comprising all the 
merits, and the management of universrjty ath- 
letics be in its hands. * ^ As it now stands 
the University has no place as a university in 
the athletic world. Lake Forest College has 
endeavored to maintain that standing, and the 
wonder is that she has done it so well with so 
few students." ■ We are glad to say that a pro- 
ject is already on foot to establish a represen- 
tation of all the departments in Universit3 r 
athletics. This movement augurs great thing's 
for our University athletics, and ^then> it is 
once thoroughly established we believe that 
the daj' will have passed when a world's record 
in scoring can be made against us by our 

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Eakitis is attaining a splendid reputation as 
a bootblack, so it it is said. 

FOUND-Tvvo hat pins, Saturday morning in 
in room 32, College Hull. 

S. S. Speer, of the Stentor Press, has just re- 
covered from a slight illness. 

The annual auction of reading room papers 
will be held in the reading- room Friday even- 
ing- at 7 o'clock sharp. 

Harry L. Bird, formerly editor of The Sten- 
tor, now a reporter on the Chicago Chronicle, 
spent Sunday with George Rice. 

It is said that an ind.Mjr baseball team has 
been organized in the town. Isn't it about 
time that practice for our team was begun? 

Immediate action should be taken to provide 
a chaperon for the two little boys who while 
away their precious moments at Highland 

In the Dial of October 1 appears a review of 
Sir William Martin Conway's recent volume 
"The Alps from Knd to End," by Librarian 

It's a cold day when the Rhetoric classes 
fail to describe the beauties of Lake Michigan 
in the early morning. So says Professor 

The tennis "tournament" goes merrily on. 
Those who now comprise the team are: A. O. 
Jackson, W. U. Halbert, J. W. Hubachek, J. K. 
Anderson, Jr., and H. J. Betten. 

Lost, strayed or borrowed — some calling- 
cards and a sign from room 32, last Friday ev- 
ening. Return to D. S. Wentworth and no 
questions will be asked. 

In the last issue of the Lake Shore Herald 
were printed about thirty cuts of the faculty, 
buildings, interior views, etc., of the College, 
Academy and Seminar}-. 

It is a refreshing sight to see Kocourek and 
Burgman cotxrsing down Deerpath avenue to- 
gether on their bicycles, the one with a game 
hand and the other with a game leg. 

The Rev. G. A. Mitchell, of Calvary Church, 
Chicago, came out one day last week. He is a 
graduate of the Academy, '81. He passed his 
freshman year in college here, and later took 
work in Chicago University. 

Why should college girls buy nursing- bot- 
tles for freshmen? 

A set of nursing- bottles will be sold at a very 
reasonable price by several of the inhabitants 
of Mitchell Hall. The purchasers bought 
them while laboring under a delusion and can 
find no use for their property. 

"Kelly'' Erskine, while coursing- swiftly down 
Deerpath avenue on his wheel unexpectedly 
collided with the wheel of Mr. Bray, the genial 
instructor in botany. Both were tired, neither 
spoke, and beyond bending the fork of Mr. 
Bra 's wheel, no serious damage was done. 

It is alleged that superstition and fetichism 
have a strong foothold in the mind.-; of son e 
of our most promising students. A certain 
young man in Lake Forest, it is alleged, car- 
ries a rabbit's foot in one pocket for general 
good luck and a horse chestnut in another for 
the purpose of warding off rheumatism. 

The following is from the last number of the 
Northwestern, the weekly of Northwestern 
University: "Prof. M. Bross Thomas, of Lake 
Forest University, addressed the association 
meeting Sunday morning on Bible stud}-. His 
talk was given in connection with the organi- 
zation of classes in Bible stud}-, and he made 
some valuable suggestions." 

At the meeting Tuesday night an election 
was held for president of the Young- Men's 
Christian Association to succeed John Steele. 
H. J. Betten was elected. The present board of 
officers is as follows: President, H. J. Betten; 
vice-president, R. L. Roberts; recording secie- 
tary, \V. S. McCullagh; corresponding secre- 
tary, J. E. Carver; treasurer, R. O. Stoops. 

Mr. Eugene Hunt, who edits the Lake Shore 
r Herald, and who is highly eoieemed by every 
Stentor reporter, takes exception to what this 
paper says about the borrowing- of cuts on his 
part, and avers that next year the new dorm.- 
tory will be a reality. Perhaps it will if Mr. 
Hunt will pa}- for its erection, but the fact that 
he prints the picture will do nothing toward 
it, for The stentor has printed the j-icture, 
too, and that before anybody creamed tlu.t 
there would ever be such a thing- as the Lake 
Shore Herald. By the way, we have an old out 
of a proposed science hall which Mr. Hunt 
can have if he wishes to print it. 




The senior "once lost, is found." 

Mrs. Harbaugh visited her daughter Friday. 

Everyone reports; a good time at the Athe- 
naean reception. 

Another new girl, Miss Boswell; of Chicago, 
came to Ferry Hall last week. 

Most of the' girls now know that Hurler's 
bonbons can be, bought at Ml'. Martin's. 

The Misses Gertrude and Lyda Pate went to 
Chicago Tuesday to attend the funeral of their 

The art class, under the guidance of Miss 
Cushman, visited the Art Institute in Chicago 

The domestic science class were favored with 
a talk oh bacteria Wednesda3 r by Professor 
Locy at the College. 

The Misses Thorhpson and Rosalind Brown 
attended a dinner party arid musicale given by 
Madame Meyer in the city Frida}' evening. : 

The Misses Burchell, Pride, Marder, Mercer, 
Delia Stoddard and Lita Stoddard, chaperon- 
ed by Miss Sizer, drove to Highland Park Sat- 
urday to the 'ball game. 
. The officers elected for the athletic associa- 
tion are: President, Rosalind Brown; vice- 
president, Marian Cummings; secretary and 
treasurer, Edna Hayes. Further athletic de- 
velopments will be reported next week. 

This week witnessed the return of five of last 
3 - ear's girls. Florence Wells and Julia Clark 
came Friday evening, and Frances Marder, 
Florence Pride and Delia Stoddard Saturday. 
.\v. elaborate feast was given for them'in the 
"Kennel" Saturday evening. 

Several of the girls, grown suddenl}- fond of 
weddings, had an elaborate mock ceremony 
Thursday evening. The bride's costume was 
fearfully and wonderfully made. The minis- 
ter was severe in the extreme. The brides-' 
maids were perfection itself. To attempt to 
describe the groom and best man would be out 
of place, but the wedding was a grand affair. 

Mrs. Smith will not return to Lake Forest 
until after Thanksgiving. 

All the Seniors report a good time at the 
Athenaean reception Friday evening. 

Delia, the little daughter of Principal Smith, 
scalded her arm badly while visiting with her 
mother at Princeton, 111. 

Mr. Fagg -was elected literary secretary of 
Tri Kappa instead of Ewing, whose sickness 
prevented him from returning. 

Finkenhelt is in hard luck. He has been 
sick about one-half the time since he came 
here, but is now slowly recovering. 

Tt seems a shame that after the boys have 
worked hard to have a winning team, they are 
not allowed to celebrate their victories with 

Mrs. Palmer and baby are expected back 
next week. "Papa" Palmer says the youngster 
ought to make the Cad football team, as he is 
a good kicker. 

The tennis* courts have now been put in good 
shape, and the committee should see that the 
boys keep off them with their shoes, or it will 
not :be long before they are in poor condition 

There seems to be a hoodoo hovering over 
the Cad football team. But though a little 
disfigured they are still in the ring. Baylies 
has a broken finger, Guthries a broken rib, 
Casey a sprained ankle and Hanson a lame 


Davies' father paid him a visit last .week. 

Kwing, who has been delayed , by sickness, 
returned Saturday. ' , , 

Mrs. Tniesdale and baby are expected at the 
Academy next week. 

"Funnel" is still the rage in the Academy. It 
sir;;:, a . if the new fellows would never "catch 


Where is the sextet? Have they folded their 
tents, like the Arabs, and silently stolen — some- 
where else? 

Miss Lelia Hodge has commenced her usual 
trips to the cit3". The Ste;vTOK does not keep 
an account book. 

It is to be regretted that it is impossible to 
have some of the various "laughs" of Mitchell 
Hall printed. The3' would do credit to a brass 
band in the zoological gardens. 

The young; women who attended the Ath- 
enaean reception report a very pleasant even- 
ing'. The souvenirs were unique and pretty 
and will bring pleasant memories of the Aths 

The Young Women's Bible Class is taking- 
up the study of; old testament histoid, together 
with that of comparative religions, under Pro- 
fessor Halsey. The class meets at the usual 
Sunday-school hour at the hcurch. 



At the meeting of the Zeta Epsilon Society 
the following' program will be given: Dec- 
lamation, A. H. Colwell; essay, A. McFerran; 
society paper, S. E. Gruenstein and J. W. Hu- 
bachek; debate, Resolved, That hazing occu- 
pies an important and essential place in col- 
lege life. Affirmative, G. C. Rice, W. W. Jae- 
ger; negative, W. T. Angus and J. K. Ander- 

so 1, Jr. 

* * * 

The Aletheian Society did not hold the regu- 
lar meeting Friday evening, the members ad- 
journing to take in the "Ath." reception. 
Although it was to have been initiation night, 
the neophytes were obliged to wait a week and 
continue to be on pins and needles bracing up 
for the event. 



Sing high, sing low, what fun it was 

At the initiation 
When Woolsey saw the skull, result 

Of some decapitation. 

How weird it seemed, the ghastly light 
Beamed fearful, and how solemn 

Sate th' inquisitors bedight 

Ferninst the whitewashed column. 

The shivering candidates were struck 
Dumb with profound amazement. 
' No loop-hole of escape was there, 
n Nor door, nor trap, nor casement. 

And so the}- all passed thro' th' ordeal. 
Perforce with fear and trembling; 

Swore ne'er to break and ne'er reveal 
The truths that we're dissembling. 


Cambridge, Mass., Oct. 7.— All hopes for a 
Yale-Harvard football game this fall were 
killed tonight and all doubts settled by the fol- 
lowing statement, officially made by Professor 
■James Barr Ames, chairman of the Harvard 
athletic committee: 

"October r> having passed and Harvard hav- 
ing received no invitation from Yale to play 
football, it is now definitely settled that there 
will be no football game this year between the 
elevens of these universities."— The Daily Car- 

Through the recent efforts of a Northwestern 
University professor graduates from colleges 
of good standing in America are -now admit- 
ted to French institutions simply on presenta- 
tion of diplomas or credentials. 

Nearly all the summer residents of Lake For- 
est have returned to their city homes. 

The Misses Grace and Margaret Coulter gave 
a dinner party for some of their friends Satur- 
day evening. 

The fire companies are improving daily and 
it will take but a little time and patience to get 
the three divisions into good fire-fighting 

Mr. K. S. Wells will spend the months of 
October and November in his Lake Forest 
home, after which he will go to New" York to 
pass the winter. 

Mrs. Warren is at present staying in town. 
She is preparing her house for Mr. Jensen, who 
will occupy it this winter. Mrs. Warren will 
spend the winter in California. 

A new roadway, leading from Mr. Warner's 
corner to the beautiful homes of Mr. Gorton 
and Mr. Fauntleroy, has been opened. The 
roadbed is of the finest quality of crushed 
stone and gravel. 

Mrs. Sophia Rhea Dulles has returned to 
Lake Forest after a delightful two months' 
journey across the ocean. Mrs. Dtdles, after a 
short visit in Lake Forest, will return to New 
York, where she will resume housekeeping. 

Have you seen the hall-tree, made of over 
five thousand pieces of poplar, maple, cherry, 
oak, walnut, butternut and pine, which is dis- 
played in a drug store up town? It was built 
by a man in town, affording him occupation 
for six months. 

Police! Police! Lake Forest has secured a 
new grey-uniformed officer of the law. Chief- 
of-Police Healey has been relieved from acti\e 
service as his health of late has made it im- 
possible for him to attend to his manifold du- 
ties in the fast-growing city of Lake Forest. 
Lake Forest can now boast of a Strong and 
healthy marshal, whose name is James Cor- 
don, and who is most willing to work. It is 
with great pleasure that The Stbntor extends 
to "His Honor" a hearty welcome to our peace- 
ful little burg. 

Arthur A. Knipe, the University of Pennsyl- 
vania's football captain of last year, is writing 
a football novel, which he has all bit com- 
pleted. It is a story of college life, and wii 1 
published toward the close of the winu:.- 
Philadelphia Times. 

What's the title? "Men I Have Tumbled l'p 
A'iiiinst'r"- New York Mercury. 



'88 — Miss Jane Wilson is at home at Tekamah, 
Neb., this year. 

'91 — Henry Hamlin Davis is preaching at 
Slack, Wyoming. 

Errest G. Wood is teaching- this year in the 
high school at Harvey, 111. 

'94 — Grace Pearce is taking a course at the 
Indiana Normal College. 

Mary Pearce has gone to Northwestern Uni- 
versity for a course in oratory. 

On the Rush-Lake Forest team we have Har- 
ry Thorn, '94; D. H. Williams, ex-'92, and W. D. 
McNary, '93. 

Rev. H. E. House, ex'-94, has received a call to 
the Presbyterian church at Saint Croix Falls, 
Minn. He will accept. 

'94 — Ernest C. Cleveland, who was with the 
Waukegan Gazette for a year past, has gone to 
Grand Rapids, Mich., to work on the Herald 

Ex-'97 — Fred C. Vincent will not return to 
Stanford University this year, but has entered 
the Chicago University. He rooms with Don 
Kennedy at Snell Hall. 

Forest Grant, who is known to all old Col- 
lege and Academy men, has ceased drawing 
pictures for the present, and is teaching at 
Stevens Point, Wis. 

Monday, October 14, at the ministerial asso- 
ciation meeting which was held in the Asso- 
ciation Building, the Rev. Neptune B. W. Gall- 
wey, ex-'91, read a paper entitled, "The Institu- 
tional Church and Its Problems." 

'93 — Charles S. Davies has returned from his 
summer field of labor in southern Illinois, 
where he rocked the babies, taught the chil- 
dren the shorter catechism and instructed a 
Bible class in Egyptology, and has resumed 
his work in McCormick Seminary. He spent 
Sunday at home in Lake F^orest. 

Among those of our alumni who have dis- 
tinguished themselves on the football field 
this year is John A. Bloomingston, ex-'94, who 
plays full-back for Michigan's team, which bids 
fair to be the champion team of the west. 
D. H. Jackson is one of the half-backs 
for the Cornell team. His swift running 
has already drawn the attention of the 
trainers down there. Don Kenned y, ex-'9S, will 
play end on the Chicago University team. He 
is said to be a good tackier, in fact as good as 
any on the team. In this team also is Nott 
Flint, '93 Academy, who plays tackle. 

Dickinson, ex-'93 Academy, is not able to 
play this year lor Madison on account of 
family interference. This is considered quite 
a loss for the team. 

'94 — Walter F, Curry will not return to Prince- 
ton Theological Seminary this year, but has 
already' entered Rush Medical College. So 
once more he dons the colors of his old alma 

Lake Forest's Chicago alumni club met for 
the first time this season in the Y. M. C. A, res- 
taurant, 155 LaSalle street, Monday evening, 
October 7. The club decided to meet on the 
first Monday of each month at 6 p. m. for an 
informal fellowship banquet. All former stu- 
dents of Lake Forest are invited to attend 
these gatherings, and thus keep alive old as- 
sociations and regard for alma mater. Among 
those present last week were: Dr. B, M. Lin- 
nell, president; W. E. Pratt, secretary; Rev. G. 
W. Wright, Alexander S. Wilson, Charles S. 
Davies, N. H. Burcfick, Robert H. Crozier, Har- 
ry L. Bird and John M.. Humiston. 


Editor OF The Stextor: Preparations for 
beginning the practical work for the women 
in the gymnasium are nearly completed. The 
physical examinations are in progress, and 
class and individual work will soon begin. It 
may not be clearly understood that no fees 
will be charged this year for those in the Col- 
lege or Ferry Hall. The classes in the College 
gymnasium will be open for any of the ladies 
in the town who may desire to enter the work, 
and it is possible that a children's class may 
be formed. 

The work will be planned to meet the needs 
of the individual, No one system will be fol- 
lowed, but exercises both on and off the ap- 
paratus will be given from the Swedish, Ger- 
man or Delsarte, as the case may demand. 
Those entering the course will first be given a 
physical examination, and then the class and 
individual work assigned as needed. The ob- 
ject of the work is to gain health, strength and 
beauty of development. 

"To train the mind and neglect the body is 
to produce a cripple." 

Mary Stevens Ayres, Instructor. 

The Harvard faculty has passed the follow- 
ing vote: "Hereafter musical and dramatic 
performances by students are not allowed, ex- 
cept in places to which and from which stu- 
dents can travel in one day." 



As usual the College seniors are bent on 
pleasure as well as on study. Accordingly 
thej r have organized themselves for the pur- 
pose of seeking recreation, etc. Thursday a 
meeting was held and the Ivy club formed, 
whose members are to be the members of the 
College class of '95. Cbntrarj' to the custom of 
former years the Ferry Hall seniors were not 
requested to join the club. The first meeting is 
to be held October 2i at Mitchell Hall. 

At the same class meeting the question of 
wearing caps and gowns was discussed, but 
the majoritj' opposed their adoption. Elab- 
orate arrangements for class day exercises dur- 
ing commencement week will be made this 
year. ... - 



The class of '97 has undertaken to publish 
the Forester, the university annual, this year.. 
The work on the book will be begun at once, 
and it is the purpose of the class to make it 
even better than the two preceding volumes. 
The Chicago departments of the University 
will be represented. 

At the election held by the class last week 
the- following board of editors for the Foreg- 
ter was chosen: M. K. Baker, editor-in-chief; 
associate editors, Je'Ssie Wefth'eThold and W. 
T. 1 Angus; business manager, H. B. Cragin, 
Jr.; advertising agent, J. E. Carver; Staff art- 
ist, J. A. Anderson. v 

One-sixteenth of the college students in the 
United States are studying- for the ministry.' 

Mr. W. — Now remember, I don't want a very 
large picture. Photographer. — All right, sir, 
please close your mouth. . 

The Beloit women of the freshman class sub- 
scribed in a body- to the athletic fund. The 
students are now flat-footed for co-education. 

^University of Chicago Weekly. 
Amherst College is about to start an institu- 
tion which would seem a natm'al enough need 
in any college. It is a cottage to which a 
student who is tired, sickor injured can go for 
good care and nursing- instead of running- 
home before he knows the nature or extent of 
his trouble. • Tt-is to be' "a home where a 
'mother' can be found at any hour of the day 
or night. with a ready room and bed, and a 
good woman's sense, who can nurse him until 
he has found out whether he is really sick or 

Being curious to learn how the members 
of the faculty were engaged while the students 
were attending summer school and engaged 
in other wearying pursuits, a reporter for The 
Stentor saw each member, and here you 
have it: 

Dr. Coulter ran two summer schools, one at 
Bay View, Mich., during July and the first two 
weeks of August, and the other at Eagle Lake, 
Ind., during August. During- the two weeks 
which these schools had in common Dr. 
Coulter was journeying- back and forth over 
the lake between the two. During- all of this 
time he was carding on a heavy correspon- 
dence for the College, and on his return to 
Lake Forest in the latter part of August, devo- 
ted his time to the business incident to the 
opening of school. 

Proiessor Halsey spent his time in Lake 
Foiest working among uie books in Mr. W. H. 
Smith's library. Fie also made several trips 
to Chicago to work in the Chicago Public and 
the Law Institute Libraries. 

Professor Dawson passed five weeks of his 
vacation in the East. Three weeks were passed 
in Boston, New York and Connecticut. On his 
way home Professor Dawson made visits in 
New York State and Ohio. 

Professor Locy was at Provincetown, Cape 
Cod, for ten weeks. There he went to study 
the shark embryo. He also delivered a lecture 
on marine biolog}' in Wood's Hole, Mass. 

Besides teaching in the summer school, Pro- 
fessor McNeill tutored a number of town boys 
in mathematics, and incidentall}- played golf. 
After the close of the summer session he took 
a trip up the lakes for about a month. 

Professor M. B. Thomas spent his time in 
Lake Forest in reading- and stud3^. His recrea- 
tion consisted of jaunts on his wheel into the 
country, and during- the first week in Septem- 
ber he went on a fishing trip to Wisconsin. He 
has been preaching- ever}- Sunday at bouth 

Proiessor Stuart was engagedin work along- 

the line of his department during the summer 
with Professor Chandler of the University of 
Chicago. The last two weeks lie in Char- 
levoix with his family, lie also passeU some 
of his leisure time awheel. 

"I spent about five weeks of the vacation in 
Britain," said Professor Walter Smith, • visa- 
ing in England and Scotland 111 July and Au- 
gust; the remainder of my summer was passed 
very pleasantly in Lake Forest." 

i/iuiessor Bridgrman's new house absorbed 



his attention. He also found '" tirh'e to tviiot a 
few students in Greek. 

Professor Booth' was engaged until August 
20 in the perfection of his fourth edition of 
"Delsarte Outline." The first edition ' of this 
work was published in 1884, arid consisted" of 
about fifty pages. Each successive editib'n has 
been an enlargement over its predecessors, 
and the present volume contains nearly 200 
pages. Professor Booth spent the remainder 
of his vacation at SaultSte. Marie with his two 

Besides conducting the biological work in 
the summer school Mr. Bray had a class of 
about fifteen town ladies in a special botanical 
course on the fertilizatiori of flowers by in- 
sects, and a class in nature studies. Mr. Bray's 
recreation consisted of rides on his new wheel 
and a ten days' trip to Bloomingtoh, Ind., just 
before the opening of the term. 

After being married in June Mr. Fraden- 
burgh spent his vacation at the Clarion As- 
sembly, near Pittsburg, Pa., and the Winona 
Assembly at Eagle Lake, Ind. At trie latter 
place he had charge of the department of 
Economics for the session.. 

Mr. Huntington spent his vacation at home 
in study, making frequent trips to visit the 
Newberry and Public Libraries in Chicago to 
carry on private study in one phase of the 
Elizabethan drama, which is his specialty in 

Mr. Stanley stayed in Lake Forest during 
most of his vacation. In June he went East to 
Cape Cod with Professor Locyf and stayed 
until the early part of July. 

"Far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife, * * * 
They kept the noiseless tenor of their way." 


Of all fair things that Mother Earth'a'drrvhbld, 
The ancient mountains and the wind-swept' 
sea, , .....,, 

Or clouds of summer evening, .fold on fold, 
Wrought in the west to golden harmony'; 
My dear one's eyes are fairest, where Love 1 
Held as the trumpet flower holds the bee:. 
For all ma)' hark to what the wild bird tells, 
But her true ejes can only shine for me. 

— Harvard' Advocate; 

There are eighteen college-bred nren u in' the' 
United States Senate. 

The Cornell Glee and Banjo Club's made a 
successful tour of England this summer.' 

The oratorical association of Chicago Uni- 
versity has issued a challenge to the "Universi- 
ty of Illinois to meet in joint debate at Chicago, 
in the latter part of December. 

Ydu Say you tdok J8 »»fMBti ga t tigt 

Until, forsooth, onedaji* 
You came, to know me for a thief*-, 

Who stole yo'tir heaTrfawSy^T 

But tarry ,-sir, ere:yoa,cdnfd«maf* 

Nor judge so' hastily;, . 
YouTtnbw'a difference' Tifcs between" 

Ex^ttarfge? arid ; rdbbery7 

Shakespeare - Say* that-we : aj&'stteh f *ttl#'- ! a« 
dreams are -made- of. Wh»t-'hori'it>le"-Tiigfat- 
mares Shakespeare must have had. -• ■ 

Mr.'Jame^ ElVergrJtt, Jr.; of ''the'Ph'tiydiel'phiB' 
Enquirer,has 1 6ffeTeiiacupi , wMin$B;©0e> ,, tdMbe> 
contested- for by Princeton 'and- iPe'tfrtsyHiariia. 1 
The offer, while a very liberal one, will, Ho** 
ever, probably not Be accepted," owing, to the 
schedule of both colleges being filled.— Ex. 

MeriiorysfsthfesupremegerMus^' E^erystud- 
efltand te'aChe* should recognize tH^priceleas' 
value of a $&&& rri&rriory .• TheWnierri ory >Tabl 
lertss are 'highly-endorsed. ' See adVierttBearieMtt I 
Afcpeteiitl ratti«**ffere(J»tdwotgtiiiifea«»abfe 1 G*0«d^ 
Memory Club&^ad\*.i i 


Volume IX. 

OCTOBER 22, 1895. 

Number 4. 


The mellow haze has covered all the sky, 
And turned the golden sunset to a gleam 

Of paler tint ; and when the winds go by. 

They sound like voices in some happy dream, 

That comes when day has left to night's wild ways 
The mellow haze. 

There was a place where she and I would stray 
Among the summer hills and watch the light 

Grow pale and dreamy and then die a\vay 

Behind the clouds that rose to meet the night; 

And so we learned to love, in happier days,— 
The mellow haze. 

Those days are distant now, ah, many years, 

And she has gone with them— I know not where; 
She does not know of these, my words and tears, 

Or if she knew, perhaps she would not care; 
But 'round that memory still forever stays 
The mellow haze. 

W. F. B. 

History of Football at Lake Forest. 

The first football team at Lake Forest, organ- 
ized to play the Rug'by game, was formed in 
the fall of '88. In this organization Sartell 
Prentice was the leading spirit. Mr. Prentice 
had played on the Amherst freshman team 
the previous fall, and his experience and en- 
thusiasm were invaluable. W. H. Williams 
was elected captain, and the first game was 
with the Harvard School team, the pioneer 
team of this section. The Lake Forest boys 
were no match for the "science" of the Har- 
vard team, and were defeated 22 to 6; the score 
the second half being 6 to 6. The Harvard 
School team had been trained by the old Yale 
half-back, Crawford, and among the players 
were Crawford, B. Donnelly, and Bert Ham- 

The second game was with Northwestern 
and resulted in a victory for Lake Forest, 18 to 
4. This season we also defeated Racine Col- 
lege, 32 to 0. On the Racine team were such 
men as Alward and Lewis (afterwards center 
rush for the Yale team). 

In the fall of '89 but little was done, though 
the team contained as good material as any 
that Lake Forest has had. King-, Goodale, 
Scofield and D. H. Williams were the backs 
and only needed training to make a very 
strong "back." Gallwey was elected captain, 
and the Milwaukee Athletics were defeated 27 
to 0. The following week the Athletics defeat- 

ed the Wisconsin Universit3 r boys b} - the same 

The prospects in the fall of '90 were not good, 
as it was necessa^' to pick up almost a new 
team. However, a team was selected, and 
John Steele was elected captain. The most 
important game of the year was the one 
against Madison, which resulted in our favor, 
14 to 6. 

In the fall of '91, Gallwey was again elected 
captain; the most important games were those 
against Beloit, University of Illinois, North- 
western, and the University of Wisconsin. The 
only game lost was the one at Madison. The 
game was closely contested, and with our best 
team in the field would have resulted in a vic- 
tor y; as it was we were defeated 6 to 4. We 
played two games with Northwestern, the 
first, at Evanston, resulting in a tie; the sec- 
ond, played in Chicago, 20 to in our favor. 
The work of the team this fall was in no small 
measure due to the steady practice with a 
good second eleven. 

The work of these later years is familiar to 
most of the readers of The Stextor. For two 
years the team maintained the good reputa- 
tion of previous years; and of the three games 
played with Chicago University two resulted 
in a tie, and the third in a victory for Lake 

A year ago the inevitable happened and we 


found that our undergraduate eleven was not 
able to cope with the graduate teams of other 
universities. The onlj r victory of importance 
was that over Northwestern, 24 to 6. The re- 
turn game found the Northwestern eleven 
strengthened by several new men from the 
graduate departments and we were defeated 
in a closely contested game. 

This year the conditions were even worse, 
and it seemed necessar3 r either to disband the 
team or to unite with the graduate depart- 
ments. The Rush-Lake Forest combination 
seemed the most feasible plan. All honor to 

[Father of Western Football.) 

G. W. King, who first proposed it, and to W. D. 
McNary, who carried it through, as well as to 
J. H. Rice and others whose words prepared 
the way. 

We hope the day will come when the col- 
leges will be represented by undergraduate 
teams. In the meantime it seems best, if pos- 
sible, to have a University eleven and to make 
everj' proper effort to have a good second 
eleven, and also a good Academy eleven in the 
field that the interest we have in football may 
not decrease. 

May I close with a word of advice. Let us 
hear less about how this and that one "slug- 
ged," and more about the good plays. I know 
that the most of the "slugging" we hear about 
never occurred, but I am sorry to say there is 
an occasional outbreak. Can't we frown it 
down? Football is a hard but manly game, 
and no person has any business in it until he 
can stand hard play without losing his tem- 
per; while the man who will deliberately in- 
jure another should be put off the field once 
for all. I am glad to say the teams which 
have represented Lake Forest have been com- 
posed of gentlemen, and hope this will always 
be the case. W. H. Williams. 


At the Durand Art Institute Saturday even- 
ing the alumni and friends of the University 
will give what promises to be an excellent en- 
tertainment. They will present in tableaux 
the drawings 'of C.D.Gibson. The proceeds 
from the sale of tickets will be turned over to 
the alumni scholarship fund of the Universi- 

Nearl}- all the talent among the friends and 
alumni of the College who live at Lake Forest 
and in the city has been employed in helping 
to make the evening a success, and it is to be 
hoped that the Art Institute will be filled in 
order that not onl} r a large sum may be cleared, 
but that an entertainment of unusual merit by 
home talent may be seen by as large a number 
of people as possible. 

Mrs. Hobart C. Chatfield-Taylor, one of the 
early College alumnae, has full charge of the 
arrangements for the tableaux, and has 
been devoting considerable time to the matter. 
Mrs. Frank G. Hall has charge of the music. 

Among those who will take part in the enter- 
tainment are Mrs. E. S. Adams, Mrs. Henry 
Nelson Tuttle, Mrs. Cyrus H. McCormick, Mrs. 
H. C. Chatfield-Taylor, Mrs. S. R. Tabor, the 
Misses Day, Miss Harriet Durand, Miss Abbie 
Piatt, Miss Margaret Abbott, Miss Charlotte 
Silsbee, Norman Fay, Granger Farwell, E. S. 
Adams, A. M. Day, Herbert Stone, G. L. Wil- 
merding, Frank Remington, A. de Wolf Ers- 
kine, J. A. Shipton, Edward Adams and Robert 
Fauntleroy. Music will be furnished by Mrs. 
Proctor Smith, Mrs. Frank Hall, Miss Enid 
Smith and others. 

Tickets of admission are being sold at one 
dollar, with a discount of twenty-five cents to 

Read The Stentor this week. 




Three of the smaller educational institutions 
in the State of Wisconsin, which are Presby- 
terian in denomination and have been doing- 
excellent academy work have just been joined 
to Lake Forest University. They are Gale Col- 
lege, Carroll College and Poynette Academy. 

At its recent meeting in Oshkosh, Wis., the 
Synod of Wisconsin took this action in 
reference to Lake Forest. The synod has 
three educational institutions under its con- 
trol — Carroll College, Waukesha; Gale College, 
near LaCrosse; and Poynette Academy, near 
Madison. In general, they are doing good 
academy work, but have looked eventually to- 
wards college development. The S3 r nod, in 
considering the desirability of establishing a 
Presbyterian college in Wisconsin, unani- 
mously decided that it was impracticable, and 
that it was best to affiliate these Wisconsin 
schools with Lake Forest, so that they would 
practically be Lake Forest institutions. This 
movement was so spontaneous and enthu- 
siastic, entered into not merely by the synod, 
but also by the schools concerned, that it will 
have a large effect in turning Wisconsin boys 
and girls towards Lake Forest. 

The Interior has the following to say in re- 
gard to the affiliation of Carroll and Gates 
Colleges with Lake Forest University: "The 
Synod of Wisconsin voted to affiliate Carroll 
and Gale Colleges with Lake Forest Universi- 
ty. It is a most sensible movement. Those 
and other such institutions are needed and 
are of high value where they are, affording 
higher education to many who, without them, 
would have no opportunity. But they now be- 
come strong preparatory schools for the Uni- 
versity. We suggest to those institutions, 
however, that the}' should outline an academic 
course which will be complete in itself, so that 
young men who do not desire, or have not the 
means for a classical course, may have a well- 
rounded education so far as they go. The col- 
lege preparatory ought to be a life prepara- 
tory on a more limited scale." 

Harvard has given the degree of Master of 
Arts to Joseph Jefferson. 

Below are the nine longest words in the En- 
glish language at the present writing: Sub- 
constitutionalist, incomprehensibility, philo- 
progenitiveness, honorificibilitudinity, an- 
thropophagenarian, disproportionableness, 
velocipedestrianistical, transsubstantiationa- 
bleness, proantitranssubstantiationist. — Ex. 

Ferry Hall Seminary appeared in all its 
splendor upon Friday evening of last week. 
The occasion was the annual Ferry Hall re- 
ception which fills such an important part in 
the calendar of the social events that take 
place each fall at the University. 

To the invitations which were sent to the 
various classes of the College, the seniors of 
the Academy and others, nearly every one re- 
sponded and early in the evening the parlors of 
the Seminar}' were filled with a large company. 
Men and beautiful maidens crowded the rooms 
and the happy aggregation formed a refresh- 
ing sight for the onlooker. 

President and Mrs. Coulter and Miss Sar- 
gent, the preceptress of the seminary, assisted 
by the Ferry Hall faculty, were the reception 
committee and introduced each coming guest 
as he appeared. 

During the afternoon the young women had 
spent their time and efforts, which were ma- 
terially assisted by their taste, in decorating 
the parlors where the reception was held. As 
a result the appearance of the rooms was as 
charming as it could be. Besides the two large 
parlors, the senior room and the junior room 
were the most tastefully decorated. Every- 
thing had an appearance of beauty and sim- 
plicity. The "Sem" colors prevailed. Autumn 
leaves and Chinese lanterns were used in beau- 
tifying the scene. Refreshments, consisting 
of ice cream and cake, were served during the 
evening and helped to bring cheer and cool- 
ness into the heads of the Couples who par- 
took of them in the large apartment where 
each day the students of Ferry Hall are wont 
to dine. 

Promptly at 9:55 o'clock, according- to rule, 
the guests beg-an to disperse, after one of the 
most enjoyable evenings, no doubt, which they 
have ever spent at Lake Forest, and now they 
are recalling- the pleasures of Friday evening 
and patiently awaiting the coming of the next 
annual Ferry Hall reception. 


Don't drink the costly Caecuban, 
But come and sup with me; 

We'll ceremonious celebrate 
A laboratory tea. 

In beakers H 2 S 4 

Is often wont to be, 
We'll sip the fragrant hot Oolong 

At laboratory tea. 

The Pilgrim fathers, so 'tis said, 

Rejected Tory tea 
And emptied chest on chest of it 

Into the briny sea; 

But not so reckless are we now, 

Nor wasteful will we be; 
We'll save the Hyson and Ceylon 

For laboratory tea. 

M. E. Morand, U. M. 



The Stentor. 

Published every Tuesday of the College year by THE 

Lake Forest university Stentor 

publishing Company. 

John J. PRICE, ------ Editor-in-Chief 

S. E. GRUENSTEIN, - - - - Associate Editor 


H. B. CRAGLN, JR., I . . Cnlleo-e 

A. J. Colman, f college 

K. L. ROBERTS, Alumni 

M. WooLSEY, ---.... Athletics 

J. M. EAKINS, - Exchange 

Arthur Keid, - Town 


Miss Lita Stoddard, Ferrv Hall 

MISS Olive mcClenahan, - - - Mitchell Hall 
K. B. KYLE, - - Academy 

GEORGE C. RICE, - - - Business Manager 

J. E. CARVER, - - - Advertising Manager 

SUBSCRIPTION TERMS: For the school year, $1.50 in 
advance. Single copies, 5 cents. 

Address all communications to THE STENTOR, Lake 
Forest, 111. 

Entered at the post office, Lake Forest, 111., as second- 
class matter. 

The University of Chicago Weekly for Oc- 
tober 17 devotes considerable space to an edi- 
torial on "Honor in Football," all of which is a 
direct attack on Rush >ledical College because 
of the action of Rush in cancelling the date for 
a game with Chicago University. The editor 
of the aforesaid Weekly must have been in a 
very splenetic mood, and certainly manifested 
a wilful blindness to the real facts in the case 
when writing' on the weighty subject of "Honor 
in Football." The great contrast between the 
tone of the editorial just mentioned, and the 
general air of cheerful confidence with which 
certain other football matters were treated 
was very surprising. It is not our purpose to 
enlighten those who can't or won't see, but in 
justice to Rush a word of explanation seems 
necessary in order that our friends may not be 
misled by the childish misrepresentations of 
our esteemed contemporary. In the last issue 
of The Stentor we gave a full account of the 
arrangements entered into b}- Lake Forest with 
Rush, by which the athletic forces of the Uni- 
versity were to be united and thus bring out a 
genuine 'Varsity team. It is not necessary to 
repeat the details of this farther than to 
say it could not be brought about and finally 

decided upon until the very eve of the game 
that was to be played with Chicago. Further- 
more, by this arrangement the Rush team as a 
separate distinct team ceased to be, and had 
merged its individuality into the Rush-Lake 
Forest team. Rush, realizing her obligations 
to the University of which she is a great com- 
ponent part, felt in honor bound to stand by 
Lake Forest first, last and always. This is no 
more than Chicago University expects and 
demands of her departments. Of course it is 
to be regretted that Chicago lost a nice little 
"practice" game by this turn of affairs. No 
doubt by a logical process the editor of the 
Chicago University Weekly can trace Satur- 
day's disaster to this very unfortunate lack of 
"practice" game. Our esteemed contemporary 
should be sure of the position of its own uni- 
versity when speaking of "Honor in Football." 
We do not wish to be guilt3' of twitting-, but we 
have a vague remembrance of Chicago L T ni- 
versity dealing with Rush last year in the very 
same manner that our contemporary is com- 
plaining of so bitterly. But even a spirit of 
retaliation would not be justifiable in that case 
no matter how great the provocation. Rush 
does not need to resort to such means. Her 
reasons for cancelling the game were perfectly 
legitimate, nor was she piqued by her games 
being dubbed "practice" games. Such ref- 
erences only inspire the contempt which they 
deserve. If our contemporary continues to ig- 
nore the true reasons and facts it will display 
a remarkable lack of that fair-mindedness 
which has hitherto characterized its editorial 

The announcement that the Synod of Wis- 
consin had recommended that Carroll and 
Gale Colleges be affiliated with Lake Forest 
University was entirely unexpected and there- 
fore the more of a pleasure. This is a move in 
the right direction, for in our opinion it is far 
better to have one large institution than manj' 
of smaller size and less broad opportunities. 
These institutions are not so far away but that 
the}' may be of direct benefit to us and we in 
turn become more closely allied to them by 
giving their graduates and students the bene- 
fits which our own Academy enjoys. To repeat 
a hackneyed expression, this is an age of com- 
bination, and unless the schools of smaller 
scope ally themselves with kindred institu- 
tions of larger caliber they will inevitably lose 
ground and be left behind in the swift race for 
supremacy. We think this move is one which 
time will prove to be helpful for all concerned. 


The good work done in Carroll has already 
manifested itself here through its graduates 
who have been enrolled in our College and 
Seminar}'. Of Gale we have no personal 
knowledge, but if reports are true the . work 
done there is also of a high grade. And so we 
extend our right hand and say: Welcome Car- 
roll! Welcome Gale! 


The game with the Chicago Athletics is the 
first real test of the merits of the Rush-Lake 
Forest team. The game with Madison cannot 
be taken as a criterion because of the lack of 
practice and team work of the combined forces 
of the two departments of the Universit)-. The 
men who line up to-day will in all probability 
compose the team which will play at Ann 
Arbor next Saturday. While our hopes are 
not running very high, we feel confident that 
Lake Forest will not need to be ashamed of her 
first representative 'Varsity team in the coming 


Zeta Epsilon will give the following pro- 
gram at its next meeting, Friday evening, Oct. 
25: Book review, W. A. Newton; declamation, 
R. O. Stoops; sketch, a genius of today, J. A. 
Hum; debate, Resolved, That the street rail- 
way systems of Chicago should be owned by 
the city, and the franchise leased for a term of 
years. Affirmative, J. M. Eakins, C. S. Rankin; 
negative, O. H. Sweze}', W. J. Rice. 
* * * 

The Aletheian meeting October 25 will be one 
of especial interest. The following program 
will be carried out: Music, "Aletheian," by the 
society; original poem on Aletheian, Miss Haz- 
elton; paper, Aim and Work of Aletheian, Miss 
Mellen; music, mandolins and guitars; Stories 
from Aletheian, Miss Skinner; music,solo with 
banjo accompaniment, Miss McClenahan; de- 
bate — affirmative, Miss Wetherhold; negative, 
Miss Hippie — "Resolved, That it would be ad- 
vantageous to Lake Forest College girls to 
have two literary societies." 

Live for something, have a purpose, 

And that purpose keep in view; 
Drifting like a helmless vessel, 

Thou canst ne'er to life be true. 
Half the wrecks that strew life's ocean, 

If some star had been their guide, 
Might have now been riding safely, 

But they drifted with the tide.— Ex. 

Judge Joseph M. Bailey, who with Judge 
Thomas A. Moran founded the Chicago 
College of Law, the law school of 
Lake Forest University, died at his home in 
Freeport, October 17, 1»95, aged 62 years. 
As a lawyer and politician Judge Bailey was 
well-known in Illinois, he having been suc- 
cessively law3 - er, legislator, presidential elec- 
tor, judge of circuit and appellate courts and 
at the time of his death justice of the supreme 
court. Born in Middlebury, N. Y., June "2, 
1833, his youth was passed on his father's 
farm. He attended the common school and 
academy of Wyoming, N. Y., and was gradu- 
ated with honors from the University of 

Rochester in the class of 1851. He studied in 
the office of E. A. Hopkins at Rochester and 
was admitted to practice in 1855, when but 
twenty-two years old. Moving to treeport, HI., 
in 1856, he began to practice law in that town, 
which has been his home for so many years. 

Judge Bailee - was a trustee of the University 
of Chicago, from which institution he recei\ed 
the degree of LL. D. His alma mater also 
conferred the same honor upon him. He was 
for 5-ears a lecturer in the Chicago College of 
Law, which institution grew to such large 
proportions tinder his immediate supervision 
and untiring efforts. In the loss of Jud< e 
Bailev the law school loses one of the ablest 
members of its facult} - and one of its t 



J. A. Torney was sick a few days last week. 

Tennis after 5 o'clock nowadays is well nigh 
an impossibility. 

Handball and football are the leading at- 
tractions just now. 

Miss Hippie and Miss Ranstead entertained 
Saturday evening at Mitchell Hall. 

Professor Halsey has a review in the last 
Dial of Coue's "Pike's Expeditions." 

The Misses Ranstead, Britton and Smith 
spent Sunday at their homes in Elgin. 

The Rush-Lake Forest football team go to 
Ann Arbor this week, Saturday, to play the 
Michigan boys. 

Dr. Thomas was in Peoria Tuesda3 r , 
Wednesday and Thursday to attend the meet- 
ings of the Presbyterian Synod. 

Mr. George B. Smith, State college secretary 
of the Y. M. C. A., addressed the local associa- 
tion in the chapel Tuesday evening. 

If you have or know of a good grind write it 
up and hand it either to Miss Wetherhold or 
Angus, associate editors for the '96 Forester. 

"In what sense are we our brothers' keepers?" 
In every sense and alwa3 7 s, except when you 
offer to be sisters to us. IN-NO-CENCE. 

C. E. Keener, J. J. Price, B. F. Hill, W. j. Rice, 
G. C. Rice, C. B. Moore and C. H. Hossack saw 
Northwestern slaughter Chicago Satvirday. 

M. K. Baker was confined to his bed for sev- 
eral days last week on account of illness, but 
recovered in time to attend the Sem reception. 

Gymnasium work for young women begins 
next week under Miss Ayres as instructress. 
The class promises to be larger than last year. 

Mr. Will Kyle, of Tomah, Wis., who is at 
present in attendance at the Chicago College 
of Dental Surgery, spent Sunday with W. W. 

An}' person desiring to accompany the foot- 
ball team to Ann Arbor and Detroit can have 
reduced rates bj' applying to the football man- 

Mr. Hinckley gave a reading of the first two 
acts of Henry IV before an appreciative audi- 
ence in the chapel Thursday night. He will 
not read this week. 

The College students wish to thank the facul- 
ty and students of Ferry Hall Seminary for 
the very delightful time they had at the recep- 
tion Friday evening. 

With two such teams as the second 'Varsity 
and Academy, arrangements should be made 
to have a game with some outside team every 
Saturday here at Lake Forest. 

Betten, Torney and Cragin attended the Y. 
M. C. A. convention exercises at the First Con- 
gregational Church in Evanston last Thurs- 
day evening. Betten remained and attended 
all the meetings. 

Cragin staj - ed over in Madison and spent 
Sunday with John Coulter. He reports 
the latter as loo*king extremely well and living 
in a most delightful location within a stone's 
throw of Lake Mendota. 

The reason why The Stentor was not 
stitched last week is that the hard-hearted 
seamstress decided at the last moment to take 
a vacation. The new woman is getting to be 
decidedly independent. 

The auction sale of the papers in the reading 
room which was to have been held last Friday 
night was postponed on account of the recep- 
tion at Ferry Hall. It will be held this Frida3 r , 
October 25, at 7 p. m. 

In a practice game with the C. A. A. football 
team last week. Wednesda3 r the Rush-Lake 
Forest bo3 r s made a good showing, making 
some good gains and at times holding their 
opponents to four downs. 

The large Lake Forest contingent that wit- 
nessed the game between Northwestern and 
Chicago last Saturda3 r saw a splendid triumph 
of pluck and modesty over a sublime confi- 
dence in "war horses" and "impregnable stone- 

R. B. Dunn's name should certainly be pro- 
posed for membership in the fire company 
after his heroic efforts at the reception last 
Friday evening. His extinction of the burn- 
ing lantern was not less to be wondered at 
than his rapidits' in healing his wounds. 

•Nine of the Rush bo3 r s came out to Lake 
Forest Friday to practice football. The team 
lined up against the Acadeni3 r eleven for about 
half an hour and had some good sharp prac- 


tice. P. J. Peil, the star lull back, remained 
over night and attended the reception. 

It is rumored that the Mitchell Hall girls, 
not to be behind the times, are soon to organ- 
ize a chapter of the Nu Pi sorority, provided 
they can obtain recognition. We surmise that 
their hopes are vain, for the intelligent com- 
positor says that "pi" is never recognizable. 

Major Trask of the Northwestern Military 
Academy officiated as linesman at the game 
with Armour Institute's second team Thurs- 
day. He is an old football player, having been 
captain of the University of Minnesota's team 
for two seasons, '88 and '89. At present he is an 
instructor in mathematics at the Highland 
Park institution. 

Mr. Henry Barrett Hinckley added to Dr. 
Coulter's talk this morning" by again announc- 
ing the fact that he would not read Shak- 
speare Thursday evening and also that he was 
not pleased with journalism in his rhetoric 
classes. Afterwards he explained that he was 
aiming at The Stentor staff. But Mr. Hinck- 
ley's jokes must not be taken seriously. Some 
announcements, however, properly belong on 
the bulletin board. 


Mr. Rich, a new man, arrived at the "Cad" 

Mrs. Palmer and baby and Mrs. Truesdale 
and baby arrived at the Academy this week. 

The Academy is going to have more light 
on the subject. New lamp posts are being put 
up. ■--*"' 

The - 'Cads" lined up against the Rush-Lake 
Forest team Friday afternoon, and they show- 
ed up well. They are a team of which the 
management is proud. 

The schedule for the Academy team is as 
follows: Armour second eleven, at Lake For- 
est, Thursday, October 24; Harvard School, 
Chicago, at Lake Forest, Saturday, October 26; 
Kenosha, at Kenosha, November 2; Morgan 
Park Academy, at Morgan Park, November 9; 
Morgan Park Academy, at Lake Forest, Novem- 
ber 16. The manager is in correspondence 
with a number of other teams, and he hopes to 
arrange a few more games, probably with 
Evanston Academy, Evanston; Princeton- Yale 
school of Chicago; Racine College, Racine, 
Wis.; Elgin Academy, Elgin; Rockford High 
School, Rockford. 

There was an informal tennis tournament 
in doubles at the Acauemj- this week. Pre- 

liminaries Tuesday afternoon: Fauntleroy 
and J. Ferry defeated Harold Smith and Crans- 
ton Larned, 6 — 3; 6 — I. Frank Ferry and P. Cobb 
defeated Smiley and Crabb, 6—3, 6—2. Keith 
and Wood defeated Mcintosh and Kyle, 6 — 3, 
6 — 3. Miller and Casey defeated Brewer and 
Dudley, 4—6, 6—4,6—3. Mudge Brothers de- 
feated Howe and Shepherd, 6 — 3, 6 — 0. Came- 
ron and Gilsdorff defeated McWilliams and 
Balies; 1—6, 6—2, 7—5. 

Semi-finals: Frank Ferry and Cobb defeated 
John Ferry and Fauntleroy, 2—6, 6—8, 6—3. 
Wood and Keith defeated Miller and Case}', 2 — 
6, 7—5, 6—3. 


The Misses Mohr entertained Miss Harper 

Mrs. Pate of Wellington, spent Sunda}- with 
her daughters. 

Miss Lucy Crawford, of Chicago, spent Sun- 
day with Miss Sweet and attended the recep- 

Nearly ever}- week a new student arrives. 
Miss Hinkle, of Evansville, Ind., has the place 
this week. 

Work in basket-ball has been indefinitely de- 
layed, as it is impossible to procure a set im- 

Invitations are out for an "at home" to be 
given by Miss Sizer's corridor Tuesday after- 
noon from four to six o'clock. 

Messrs. Morrison, Hagar and Marder, of Chi- 
cago, attended the reception Friday as guests 
of the Misses Calhoun, Burchell and Stoddard. 

The domestic science class is examining 
house construction at present. Wednesday 
afternoon they inspected several of the new 
houses in town. 

The senior class organization is now fully 
completed. Miss Beeman, who has been de- 
layed from returning by a long illness, came 
back Thursday. The only new member is 
Miss Trowbridge. The class numbers sixteen, 
which is the largest Ferry Hall has ever had. 
Three are da}- scholars, and thirteen are in the 

Saturday evening many social events took 
place at Ferry Hall. At 8 o'clock Miss Sweet 
gave a luncheon for her faiend Miss Harper 
and at 9:30 the Misses Morehouse entertair.eJ 
for their friend Miss Hull, of the Chicago Uni- 
versity. The same evening several of the girls 
attended a very pleasant dance at Miss Builer s 



Games of Saturday. 
NORTHWESTERN, aa; U. of C. 6. 
Michigan 64; Adelbert 0. 
Harvard 26; Brown 6. 
Wisconsin 14; Grinnell 4. 
Lafayette 6; Cornell 0. 
West Point 35; Tufts 0. 
Yale 26; Orange A. A. 12. 
Illinois 79; Jacksonville 0. 
Notre Dame 20; Northwestern Law 0. 
Knox 12; Monmouth 11. 
Crescent A. C. 20; Amherst 0. 
Chicago A. A. 16; Indianapolis 0. 
Princeton 16; Lehigh 0. 
Dartmouth 30; Technology 0. 
Boston A. A. 32; Phillips (Andover) 0. 
Pennsylvania 54; Virginia 0. 
Williams 28; Syracuse 10. 

Lake Forest 6— Cyclists 0. 

Saturday the 'Varsity won a game from the 
Illinois Cycling Club at Douglas Park. The 
cyclists greatly outweighed our boys, but they 
were out played, Piel, Libby, Jackson and 
Sager carrying off the honors. The score was 

The line-up was as follows: 

Wood left end, right Sager 

Kennedy left tackle, right Woolsey 

Waugh left guard, right Johnson 

Richardson center .....Duncan 

Jackson right guard, left Hollenbeck 

Essig ....right tackle, left ....Fullenweider 

Knisely right end, left Barrett 

Smith quarter back Griffith 

Strong left half back, right Jackson 

Diener right half back, left Libby 

Murphy full back _ .....Piel 

Armour 16-L. F. U. 12. 

The best game seen here this year was played 
Thursday afternoon between the second 'Var- 
sity and the second Armour Institute elevens. 

Each side secured three touchdowns, but 
our boys were unable to kick their easy goals 
after the hard work was done, and thus they 
were defeated. Armour kicked the ball off to 
J. Jackson, who carried it back to the starting- 
point. By end plays and bucks, each result- 
ing in good gains, the ball was in six minutes 
carried over the line by Graff. No goal. 

Flack caught the kick-off and advanced it 
fifteen yards. By plays of Graff and Flack the 
ball was carried to Armour's forty-yard line. 
Jackson attempted to punt, but Hayden broke 
through, blocked the ball and made a touch- 
down. Jones kicked goal. 

During the rest of the game Lake Forest 
pushed the visitors at will up and down the 
field, making two more touchdowns but no 
goals. For Armour Walsh broke through the 
middle of the field and being a fleet runner 
secured two touchdowns. The second team 
stopped Armour's interference and criss-cross 
plays which so puzzled the first team when 
they played Armour's first. In end tackles 
Vance carried off honors, while Graff, Jackson 
and Flack gained all the ground for the home 

The line-up: 

Nelson right end Vance 

Edwards right tackle Casey 

Lubeck. right guard McCune 

Gilbert center Condit 

Sims left guard -Stoops 

Greer left tackle Eakins 

Hunt left end Rice 

Jones quarterback Jaeger 

Hayden _... right half back Graff 

Sloan ...left half back _ Flack 

Walsh .:. full back J. Jackson 

Touchdowns, Graff, Jackson, Flack, Hayden, 
Walsh (2). Goals kicked on touchdowns, Jones 
(2). Referee, Fox. Umpire, Thom. Linesmen, 
Trask, Moore. 


The second eleven will play the Evanston 
Academy team here Wednesday afternoon. 

Manager Rice has arranged terms with Ev- 
anston for a game, the date of which is not 
definitely settled. 

The city men of the team came out Friday 
and the 'Varsity eleven had good practice vs. 
the "Cads." 

Woolsey, Lee, Jackson and Cragin practiced 
football nearly every day last week with the 
Rush boys on the west side in the city. 

Our football games scheduled for this week 
are: Chicago Athletic Assaciation, Tuesday, at 
Chicago, and University of Michigan, Satur- 
day, at Ann Arbor. 

How long before our class games begin? 
Other colleges are either playing them now or 
are preparing for them. Harvard has sevent3 7 - 
five candidates for the Freshman eleven. 

Northwestern continues at a great pace. She 
meets the 'Varsity next Saturday afternoon. 
The game ought to be interesting, though it 
hardly seems possible for Northwestern Uni- 
versity to score. However, stranger things 
have happened. — U. of C. Weekly. 

But the strange thing happened, for the "war 
horse was spavined and the "stonewall" proved 
to be mud. 



At the regular chapel exercises in the Col- 
lege this morning President Coulter delivered 
the first chapel talk of the year. For a subject 
he had the question of hours of recitation, and 
in conclusion he announced a new arrange- 
ment made by the faculty, according to which 
no student will in the future be permitted to 
take more than the required fifteen hours of 
work, except by special permission of a com- 
mittee of the faculty, who will investigate each 
case. Up to the present over half of the Col- 
lege students have been taking four studies, 
and this has not proved beneficial to them. 

Dr. Coulter said: 

In a scheme of stud3 r such as has been adopted , 
at Lake Forest there are certain grave dangers 
which must be carefully avoided. Containing,,, 
as we believe it does, the elements of liberty, 
and adaptability and concentration, it is pos- 
sible to abuse it and weaken its proper effect. ', 
In looking over the scheduled work of the 
students this year, it is abundantly evident 
that they need some instruction as to the 
proper use of the curriculum. 

The first thing that needs to be impressed 
strongly is that no student can be left absolute- 
ly to his own guidance in the selection of stud- 
ies. In the very nature of things this would 
be unwise, a thing which every student, I sup- 
pose would be frank to acknowledge. Our 
scheme leaves him with much liberty, but he 
must seek advice in his decisions. Attention 
needs to be called to the fact that the teacher 
in charge of the major subject is appointed to 
this post of adviser, and every student must 
consult him as to the subjects selected. Other 
studies should be grouped in some rational 
way about each major, or the course will de- 
feat the verj- purpose it has in view. In such 
a curriculum as ours, without proper guid- 
ance in selection, a* course 'may be the most 
aimless sort of thing. It is, therefore, required 
of every student advanced enough to have an- 
nounced his major that he submit his selec-, 
tions and his reasons therefor. 

"The second thing that needs mention is the 
matter of extra studies. Three exercises each 
day is our standard requirement, and these 
exercises are intended to occup3 r the full time 
and attention of the student. He is an excep- 
tional student who can with profit attempt 
more; and yet I have been surprised to dis- 
cover that nearly half of our students are 
making the attempt. This surely is a better 
ambition than that which seeks to do less than 
the requirement; but it indicates a lack of ap- 
preciation of the real significance of study. 
The rule is that a fourth study will weaken the 
whole work of a student, and should never be 
attempted without special permission. In 
noting the excuses already alread}' offered, I 
seldom find one that is proper. The desire to 
shorten the course is one that is radical^' 
wrong, except in very special cases, and should 
not be thought of in the earlier part of the 

course. The fact that twenty hours of work 
have been carried elsewhere is no indication 
that it can be successfully done here. The 
student who thinks that fifteen hours of work 
will leave him with idle time needs yet to learn 
of the proper preparation of a lesson and of 
the opportunities of the library. In view of 
the widespread misconception with regard to 
extra studies, it is necessar3' for me to an- 
nounce that no student will be allowed to take 
more than fifteen hours of work without the 
special permission of the faculty. A commit- 
tee has been appointed for this purpose, con- 
sisting of Professor Bridgman, Professor Mc- 
Neill, and Mr. Huntington, who will hear the 
cases and present them to the faculty. Even 
if more than fifteen hours be allowed, any indi- 
cation of weak work will lead to immediate 
withdrawal of the permission. 

All this has been said with your best inter- 
ests in view, and I ani confident that you will 
aid us in making your education the vei"3 r best 


Ex-'95 — Miss Jean Steele is teaching school at 
her home in Dixon, 111. 

Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Warren will live at Oak 
Park during the coming year. 

'93 — Alvah W. Doran has had charge of a 
parish at Belviclere during the summer. 

Ex-'93, Ferry Hall— Miss Grace McCord was 
recently married at her home in Chippewa 

Miss Theodosia Kane, formerly of Ferr3' 
Hall, was recently elected one of the editors of 
the University of Chicago Weekly. 

Mr. A. A. McCormick, the husband of the 
once Miss Maud Warner, ex-'8o, has been ap- 
pointed business manager of the Chicago Ev- 
ening Post. 

Miss Elsie Lena Brendel, another alumna of 
Ferry Hall, was recentl3' married to her great- 
uncle, and has gone to Germany to make him 
a happy home. 

'89 — Rev. Grant Stroh has accepted the pas- 
torate of the Presbyterian Church at Wooil- 
hul'l, 111. He expects Mrs. Stroh, '91, to join him 
there in about a month. 

At the fourteenth annual reunion of the 
Western Alumna; Society of Wellesle3 r Col- 
lege, held at the Wellington hotel, Chicago, 
Miss Julia H. Lyman, an alumna of Ferry 
Hall, was elected annalist of the societ3'. 

'92, '95 — Ned Pratt and Fred Ha3^ner, were 
the onl3' two College alumni at the Ferry Hall 
reception. The3' both said that it was one of 
the best receptions they have attended. This 
coming from an alumnus means much. 




The twenty-third annual state convention of 
the Young- Men's Christian Association of Ill- 
inois was held at Evanston from Wednesday, 
October 16, to Sunday, October 20. C. J. Han- 
nant, W. S. McCullagh, O. H. Swezey, H. C. 
Millington, F. A. Crandall, J. H. McCune and 
H. J. Betten were the delegates from Lake 
Forest College. Our own President Coulter 
was elected president of the convention, a fact 
of which the delegates were ver3' proud. 

All the sessions of the convention, except the 
closing one, were held in the Congregational 
church. Over three hundred delegates were 
present from the city, railroad and college 
associations. On Thursday evening a recep- 
tion was given by the young peoples' societies 
of Evanston, which was attended by a large 
number of the delegates. Social half hours 
were spent on Thursday and Frida3' afternoon 
from-l:30 until 2 o'clock. The entertainment 
of delegates by the people of Evanston was 
most cordial. 

On Friday evening a conference of college 
students was held at the home of Mr. Hugh R. 
Wilson. It was led by Mr. Brockman, one of 
the international college secretaries. Several 
strong addresses were delivered during the 
convention, the best being' those of Rev. James 
Smith, of Des Moines, Iowa, Dr. P. S. Henson 
and Chancellor McDowell. Other addresses 
were given by Hon. S. P. Spencer, of St. Louis, 
and L. W. Messer, secretary of the Chicago as- 
sociation. Mr. Messer's subject was a "World- 
wide Fraternity." Dr. W. W. White of the 
Bible Institute of Chicago, gave four addresses 
on Bible study, and led the devotional spirit 
of the convention. 

All the music was in charge of Professor D. 
B. Towner, who greatly aided in making it a 

The third annual athletic meet of the state 
associations was held on the Chicago Athletic 
Association grounds Saturday afternoon. A 
special car was secured for the use of the dele- 
gates. The association work of the state will 
surely be much more effective as a result of 
the convention. Great credit is due to the 
thorough preparation which was made by the 
Evanston association, and with Dr. Coulter as 
chairman, the work of the week was of great 
benefit to those who attended, and of interest 
to all Lake Forest students. 

Miss Enid Smith, formerly of Ferry Hall, 
sang a solo in the church Sunday morning. 


Miss Martha Butler gave an informal danc- 
ing party at her home Saturday evening. A 
number of couples were present. 

An entertainment for the benefit of Thomas 
Eastwood, who was accidentally shot a short, 
time ago, will be given at Blackler's Hall, 
Thursday evening, October 24, at 8 p. in. Ad- 
mission 50 cents. 

George Willis, a man who formerly worked 
for J. V,. Farwell, was killed October 21 between, 
Lake Forest and Fort Sheridan by the train, 
which leaves Chicagp at.5p. m. Itis.supposed, 
that he was under the influence of liquor. 

Last Thursday came near being the day of a 
fatal accident. A team was caught between 
the gates whde crossing the railroad before an 
approaching train, and had it not been for the 
driver's presence of mind the result- might 
have been serious. He broke off one of the 
gates on the w^st side of the track, and so esr 
caped unharmed. 

The gay season for Lake Forest has surely 
begun. Friday evening Mrs.W.. C. Larned 
gave a birthday party for her daughter Fay. 
The house was filled with young people, and 
every one present reports a most enjoyable 
time. This adds another link to the chain of 
pleasures which this set of young people have 
enjoyed this summer. 

Saturda}' afternoon Mrs. Yaggy invited the 
younger children of the town to her 
house to have a frolic. It was Walter's birtlv 
day and everything possible was done to make 
him have a good time. Twenty happy chil- 
dren gathered early in the afternoon and en- 
joyed themselves greatly until darkness set^ 
tied down on the earth- 
Last week the Lake Forest Golf Club went out 
of existence and in its place was organized the 
Lake Forest Country Club, which will be the 
largest club of its kind in the West. The mem- 
bers of the old golf club, which has risen to 
considerable prominence in the past year, com- 
pose the new organization, and in addition to 
golf coaching, polo and other sports will be 
engaged in. Hobart C. Chatfield-Taylor, pres- 
ident of the golf club, raised about $00,000 
among the members, who comprise about 200of 
the society folk of Lake Forest' and Chicago, 
and with this sum the beautiful home of Henry 
Ives Cobb has been purchased. This will be 
the Country club-house. Next spring the club' 
will begin its career. 


Volume IX. 

OCTOBER 29, 1895. 



In the darkness of the evening 
Shot a'star athwart the sky, 

Plunged amid the depths of ocean, 
'Mid the billows surging high. 

Wrapt in solemn meditation, 
I beheld it from afar, 

And remembered the tradition- 
"Dies a mortal, falls a star." 

As it disappeared forever, 

Rose to God my earnest plea — 

"When for me a star falls earthward. 
Let my soul ascend to Thee." 

— Yale Courant. 

It Was a Narrow Escape 

*f|N the Pacific States many of the large 
" ranches are let out in sections to Mexican 
or Portuguese farmers, not all of whom are of 
a very law-abiding disposition. The hills too 
steep for cultivation are often filled with 
game, and, on the particular day in which we 
are interested, a quail hunter was standing on 
the top of one of them with his shotgun on his 

In a clearing among the oaks and laurels, a 
few hundred feet below, he saw a small un- 
painted cabin. It lay between him and the road 
toward which he was making his way and he 
pushed rapidly down through the underbrush. 
Just as he stepped out into the clearing two 
rough-looking Portuguese sprang up with a 
shout from beside the little spring in the bed 
of the canon. There were knives in their hands 
and down in the ferns between them was a 
half-stripped, bleeding body. The hunter 
realized that with his small shot cartridges 
alone he was no match for the murderers, and 
that they knew too well the truth of dead men's 
telling no tales to allow his escape. 

Fift3' feet in advance of them he sprang back 
into the strip of timber and dragged himself 
through the opposing brush; twice he fell 
over tree-roots and tangled vines, but, 
scratched -and torn and half-exhausted he 
broke out into the open country below and 
slightly ahead of his pursuers. Dropping his 
useless gun he dashed down the rocky slope, 
the slippery- dry grass under his feet making 
everv stride dangerous. But there was a wagon 

coming down the road half a mile away, and 
that meant a chance of rescue. One of the 
Portuguese lost several feet in stopping to 
pick up the discarded gun, but the other was 
slowly gaining. Three hundred yards down 
the dry grass and rocks gave way to the 
broken ground of a vinejard. Here he suc- 
ceeded in widening the gap several feet, but 
the extra effort nearly brought him to a stop, 
for his wind was giving out. A moment later 
the nearest one stumbled over a vine and fell; 
he gained a scant twentj- yards bj- this, but he 
felt that it would be but a short reprieve, for 
the wagon was still hidden behind a hillock 
on the right. Between him and the barbed- 
wire fence b} T the roadside there was a strip of 
low marshy land a furlong wide. To avoid 
this he turned sharply to the right and ran 
parallel to the road on the solid ground, but 
close behind he could hear the panting of his 

The wagon now came in sight. He shouted, 
the two behind him shouted something which 
he could not understand and slackened their 
pace. The man on the wagon-seat heard, 
jumped down from the wagon, climbed the 
fence and hastily waded through the marsh. 
The Portuguese stopped, but the hunter ran 
on up to the man, shouting that his pur- 
suers were murderers whom he had surprised 
in their crime. To his astonishment, when he 
approached his apparent rescuer he was 
caught, thrown down and held while the des- 
peradoes came on at a walk. He tried to tell 


his captor, whose nationality he now for the 
first time noticed, what had happened, but he 
only laughed at the improbable story and 
grunted "No good." After a moment's par- 
leying the driver handed over his prisoner, 
went back to his wagon and drove away. Was 
he in league with them, or had he been de- 

With a firm hold the two men dragged him 
on along the marsh in silence. The bog would 
afford a ready and a safe concealment for his 
bod}' he knew, and the secret would never be 
betrayed by the only one who could ever know 
it, for he too was a Portuguese. There was no 
chance of escape; the knives at their belts told 
him that, and his mind was half-crazed by the 
thought of what was to come. But now they 
passed the end of the swamp and came to the 
foot of the hillock behind which the wagon 
had been hidden. Near the top, on a back- 
ground of parched yellow grass and hard blue 
sky, was a solitary scrub-oak with one long 
branch projecting toward the road. He was 
too terrified to struggle; they dragged their 
victim on and came to a halt under the long 
limb. He looked up with dazed eyes and there, 
eight feet above the ground, nailed to the tree 
was a large wooden sign: 


Carrying away his gun in lieu of the cash, 
the farmers went back to finish butchering the 
sheep, and the man sat down, took off his hat 
and reflected. A. 


At Mitchell Hall last Friday evening the 
students and facult}' of the College met the 
"co-eds" and were entertained in a royal man- 
ner by them. 

The occasion was one of the most pleasant 
of the many social gatherings that mark the 
first part of the school year, and as a result the 
reception will long be remembered by the 
students. The Aletheian Literary So- 
ciety, whose membership list comprises the 
young women of the College, was the host. 
Nearly all those whose good fortune it was to 
be invited arrived early in the evening. The 
reception committee consisted of Mrs. E. L. 
Davies, Miss Olive McClenahan, Miss Clarine 
Mellen, Miss Sarah Williams and Miss Janet 
Ranstead. After being greeted by these 
ladies the guests passed into the parlors and 

permitted time to pass quickly, assisted by 
conversation and later in the evening by re- 
freshments of the most tempting nature. 

The three parlors on the first floor and the 
dining room were thrown open to the guests. 
All of the apartments were beautifully decor- 
ated. The halls were adorned with the Uni- 
versit}' colors, red and black, and with Chinese 
lanterns. In the dining room were displayed 
the colors of the senior class, apple green and 
white. At the refreshment tables presided 
Miss Abbie Davies and Miss Daisy Wood, who 
showed wonderful alertness and liberality in 
the discharge of their duties. As a souvenir 
of the reception each guest was presented with 
a dainty silken bag of multi-colored candy. 

Late in the evening the happy crowd de- 
parted after an exceedingly pleasant evening, 
which they owe to the girls of Mitchell Hall. 


Mr. and Mrs. I. P. Rumseyspent Sunday with 
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Holt in Oconto.Wis. 

Mr. and Mrs. Byron L. Smith have returned to 
their city home. They will return in the spring. 

Mrs. Sophia Rhea Dulles left for New York 
last Monday. Mrs. Dulles will enter at once 
upon the duties of housekeeping in her new 

Cranston Larned has donned his first pair 
of long trousers. Still they come! Who's the 
next to step from childhood into youth's noble 

The lecture by Calvin Cady, which was giv- 
en at the home of Mr. Watson last Thurs-. 
day was very interesting as well as instructive. 
The subject was "Music." 

Tuesday evening Dr Henry, a friend of Dr. 
McClure, addressed the mid-week prayer meet- 
ing Dr. Henry's subject was "China," in which 
country he has labored as a missionary for 
twenty-two years. 

A well-attended entertainment was g - iven in 
Blackler's Hall Thursday evening for the ben- 
fit of Tom Eastwood, who was accidentally 
shot through the neck by Justice King during 
the summer. A neat sum was raised through 
the sale of tickets. 

Two additional mail trains to and from 
Chicago have been put on this division of the 
Northwestern railroad between the city and 
Waukegan. The new mails from Chicago 
arrive here at 11:51 a. m. and 7:39 p. m. and the 
mails to the city leave Lake Forest at 6:39 a. m. 
and 11:51 a. m. 



That Lake Forest people like the illustrations 
of Charles Dana Gibson was evidenced by the 
way in which they flocked to the Durand Art 
Institute Saturday evening. Seldom has the 
auditorium been filled so full, nor has there 
ever been any occasion when so many promi- 
nent societ3 r people of Chicago and Lake For- 
est have gathered under the same roof. Lake 
Forest people are always responsive to calls in 
a good cause and they turned out in force to 
support the tableaux entertainment and the 
scholarship fund for which it was given. 

Two American flags constituted the curtains, 
while the stage scenery consisted mainly of 
portiers, oak boughs and the furniture of the 
various tableaux. The vocal solos and duet 
by Mesdames Proctor Smith and Frank Hall 
and Miss Enid Smith made up the music of 
the evening and were enthusiastically ap- 

As a typical American girl it would be diffi- 
cult to find a more charming example than 
Miss Margaret Abbott, who, attired in pink 
waist, dark skirt and black belt, and with her 
clear-cut features and ros3 T cheeks was simply 
bewitching. As she stood motionless it 
seemed as if Gibson's type had stepped forth 
from his picture and had been endued with life 
and animation. The second number was hard- 
ly a case for the Society for the Prevention of 
Cruelty to Animals, for Lassie seemed to en- 
joy the situation as keenly as the other par- 
ticipants. If a photograph of this number 
were taken it could hardly be distinguished 
from the original drawing. 

"The American Girl Abroad," "Sarcasm" and 
"Puzzle" were all admirably grouped, "Sar- 
casm" being" particular^' well presented. 

Mrs. Taber, in "No Respecter of a Widow's 
Grief," was faultless, and that the audience 
was pleased was attested by the repetition of 
the encore. 

"This Can Happen," "When Once He Goes 
Out it is Hard to Get Him Back" and "These 
Young Girls Who Marrj' Oldish Millionaires" 
are all worthy of comment, but space forbids. 
Mrs. Moss and Mr. Wilmerding pla3'ed their 
parts to perfection. 

In "A Bachelor's Supper" the grouping was 

J. Pierpont Cobb, attired decollete, bidding 
an affectionate farewell to Mr. Walter Keith, 
entertained the audience reluctant to depart 
for several minutes. 

None but favorable comments were heard 

and experts pronounced the tableaux as good 
as anj- they had ever seen. As the entertain- 
ment was over soon after nine several of the 
town people and visitors stayed for a time to 
enjoy themselves sociall3\ 


The Rev. George W. Wright and Mrs. Jessie 
May Mahaffe3' were married at the home of the 
bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Irus.Coy,3934 Mich- 
igan boulevard, Chicago, on Thursday evening 
of last week. The ceremony was performed by 
the Rev. Howard Agnew Johnston, pastor of 
the Forty-first Street Presbyterian Church, 
and was attended b3' about three hundred 
friends of the bride and groom, man) 7 of whom 
were alumni of the College. Mr. and Mrs. 
Wright will be at home at 1017 Vincennes; 
Avenue. The groom was a member of the 
class of '92 of Lake Forest College and the class 
of '95 of McCormick Theological Seminary. 
He is now pastor cf tie Presb3'terian church 
of Berw3'n, a suburb cf Chicago, and also of 
Bethlehem Mission of the Fort /-first Street 

Among the wedding guests were: Mr. and 
Mrs. W. C. Eakins, Mr. "and Mrs. W. H. Mat- 
thews, Miss Ma3' H. Horton, Br. B. M. Lin- 
nell, Ed U. Henry, J. M. Humiston, H. L. 
Bird and Miss Bessie Beach. 

Ex-'9o — John Humiston is still studying at 
the Armour Institute. 

'92 — Charles Irwin has received a transfer 
from the Chicago Presb3'ter3" to Cairo. 

'91 — A. P. Bourns was received as a candidate 
for the ministr3' at the last meeting- of the 
Chicago Presb3 r ter3\ He has entered McCor- 
mick Sem in a r3". 

Lake Forest was well represented in last 
Wednesda3's football game. W. B. Hunt, '91, 
was put at centre in the Princeton team, and 
the papers gave him credit for having strength- 
ened the line. Fred S. Whitney, '93 Academy, 
pla3ed left end on the Williams team 
Yale. Don Kenned3-, ex-'9i, pla3 - ed right end 
for the Chicago Universit3' team. 

When the Lake Forest bo3's go out into the 
cold world, away from the care of their dear 
alma mater, if they will only mention the fact 
that they have pla3'ed ball at Lake Forest, they 
will enter on a liie of distinction in the athletic 
world. A. D. Coulter, '95, is not onl\- one of the 
best teachers in a high school at Grand 
Junction, Colo., but is at the same time cap- 
tain and trainer of their football team, and is 
the life of the team. 


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While the 'Varsity team is playing the regu- 
lar games, football spirit is kept up at home 
by means of the second eleven and the Acade- 
my, team. Both teams have several games 
scheduled with outside teams to be played 
upon the home grounds. These games prom- 
ise to be interesting and should be well atten- 
ded by all the students. Show your college 
spirit by turning out to all the games and 
give the boys your strongest support with 
your money and your cheers. 

Of all men to be pitied no one comes in 
for a greater share of our compassion than the 
college man who makes an irrepressible nui- 
sance of himself in the class-room by alwa3 T s 
stickling for fine points, who delights in 
wearing his professor with a lot of twaddle 
and impossible explanations and interpreta- 
tions, and who is always beaming upon his 
fellow students with a benevolent smile, as 
though secretly pitying them because of the 
astonishing ignorance they display in know- 
ing enough to keep still at the proper time. 

question which is agitating the quaking souls 
of the members of the "Whiskers Club" at 
Northwestern. War to the razor is declared 
upon this unique organization by the fair "co- 
eds." The "new woman" has sounded her battle 
cry on the college campus. For sometime the 
be-whiskered students of our classic neighbor 
have given the campus a Coxeyite appearance 
as the}' prowled about all unshaven and un- 
shorn, and their hobo appearance has fright- 
ened the souls of timid maidens to such an ex- 
tent that a vigorous protest has been made. 
Now it remains to be seen whether the whis- 
kers will be laid at the feet of the fair maidens 
in cap and gown as a peace offering, or wheth- 
er they will cling in their attachment to the 
chins of the Methodists and thrive luxuriantly 
in spite of all the opposition and shrieks of 
horror which greet them whenever the fastidi- 
ious "co-eds" appear in sight. We watch this 
struggle with interest to see whether the young 
men will come »ut from their unshaven state 
or take the advice of the young women, "to be- 
take themselves to some solitary waste where 
there are no young women whose finer tastes 
will be offended by their ex-convict appear- 

Whiskers! "To be or not to be," that is the 

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make The Stextor one of the best college pa- 
pers in the West. In order to accomplish this 
we ask the hearty co-operation of all our read- 
ers, whether students, faculty, alumni or the 
resident readers in Lake Forest. The Stextor 
contains more printed matter than ever be- 
fore, and aims to give all the news and to re- 
flect the best thought of our college life. We 
wish also to gather from our readers news, 
sketches, stories, poems, accounts of travel, in 
fact any contribution which reflects the best 
thought of our readers will be gladl}- received. 
Our list of subscribers represents an array of 
talent of which we are justly proud. Many 
have gone out from Lake Forest who are now 
winning laurels in the field of literature. And 
there are many now in College who some day, 
perhaps, will distinguish themselves as writers. 
How can they confer greater honor on their 
chosen alma mater than by contributing some- 
thing which will show that our College has 
been and is now distinguished for friends and 
students of high literal attainments. Col- 
leges are often judged by the journals which 
represent them. We hope our readers will bear 
this in mind and respond heartily to our ap- 
peal for literary contributions. 



NO. I. 

"Are you at leisure, sir?" 

The dark, flashing eye, the fine, intelligent 
face, the tall, manly figure were such as are 
frequently seen among reporters. 

"Yes, I represent the Chicago Gun," contin- 
ued the speaker in answer to an inquiring 
look. "Without violating the propriety always 
observed by that most enterprising paper of 
America (and indeed of the world), I am de- 
sired to inquire whether the art of which you 
are the reputed father has kept pace with the 
rest of our civilization. You have no doubt 
observed," he added, and the soft hues of mod- 
esty suffused his cheek, "that our paper has 
ever been your disciple in that finest of the 

The sage of Halicarnassus was reclining 
upon a modern divan, exhaling the soft, blue 
fumes of his tobacco. He answered the re- 
porter with a smile of gracious pride. He is 
always glad to see a representative of the Gun, 
well knowing that it has fired full many a shot 
heard round the world. 

"Take a seat," he said, "and be comfortable. 
I am glad to see you, young man." 

In all his eagerness for the coming exper- 
ience the thoughtful reporter could not but 
observe the justness of this remark. All the 
reporters of the Gun are 3 7 oung, energetic men. 
That is why the paper is so much better up to 
date than its would-be rivals. 

"There has been considerable improvement 
in civilization and .the arts," said Herodotus, 
"and yet I think some of the arts have lan- 
guished. Contortion, for instance — " 

The young man interrupted eagerly: "Last 
night, at the show, I saw a man roll his back 
into a hoop and tie his legs in a knot through 
the center." 

"That was not bad," said Herodotus. The 
genial face wore a look of dreamy reminis- 
cence as he added: "It would scarcely be po- 
lite of me to say that in my day we did better. 
Still I remember one Lycurgus who lived near 
the temple of Nemesis at Rhamnes — no that 
was another Lycurgus. The one I mean came 
from Samothrace or thereabouts. He could 
twist his two upper front teeth around his 
beard and tie them in a knot underneath his 
chin. He was only an amateur. At least old 
Phaon of the Piraeus told me Lycurgus fre- 
quently boasted that not all the mines' of 
Laurium should ever tempt him to give up the 
title of gentleman contortionist. Still, you 

know, you can't always believe what people 

Herodotus quietly resumed his cigar. Onlj r 
those who have seen the living man can con- 
ceive of the exquisite finish of his art. His 
command of the features is to some extent ex- 
pressed by the well-known marble bust, which, 
since it was made, is not recorded to have 
moved a muscle. But the delicate mobility oi 
the original flesh and blood expresses such a 
serenity of conviction as nothing else can. No 
one can long know Herodotus without real- 
izing the superiority of art over words. 

The reporter was dumbfounded. The Gun is 
frequently louder than the historian of Hali- 
carnassus, but in this quiet kind the Gun 
rarely excels him, other papers never. The 
reporter, believing he had obtained what 
would be of interest to Gun readers, took a 
polite leave, promising to return. 

Henry B. Hinckley. 


The average expense to Yale students last 
year was $1,132. 

The University of Michigan boasts a fraterr 
nity which admits both sexes to its member- 

The University of Chicago Weekly offers a 
copy of the university annual, "The Cap and 
Gown," as a premium to every new subscriber. 

The Beloit women of the freshman class sub- 
scribed in a body to the athletic fund. The 
students are now flat-footed for co-education. 
Lake Forest would like to see as hearty a sup- 
port given by the 'co-eds'' in the University. 
Athletics would then receive a decided boom. 

Prof. E. E. Barnard, the eminent astronomer 
and former head of the great Lick observa- 
tory at Mount Hamilton, Cab, has arrived in 
Chicago to assume his position as head of the 
astronomical department of the Universitv of 

The British Public Schools and Universitj' 
Association has been founded in Chicago, its 
aim being to unite the many men who we it 
to Eton, Harrow, Charterhouse, Rugby, Dul- 
wich, Oxford, Cambridge, Trinitj 7 and all the 
other great schools and universities of the 
United Kingdom, now residing in this coun- 
try. It is proposed by the organizers to estab- 
lish branches in New York and Chicago, to 
own a club-house in each of these cities and to 
hold an annual dinner on the same day in each 



A. H. Colwell is afflicted with an attack of 

Henry Meads and Howard B. Chappel, of 
Chicago, visited D. S. Wentworth Sunday. 

B. F. Hill's father, the Rev. Isaac Hill, of 
Americus, Kas., visited his son last week. 

Miss Alice Keener went to the city Saturday 
to attend the wedding of her friend, Miss Em- 
ma Lewis. 

J. Z. Johnson, '94, who is at present attending" 
McCormick Theological Seminary, was out 
here Frida3v 

The basket-ball outfits have come and both 
College and Ferry Hall girls will soon be in 
training to pla3 r the game. 

Mitchell Hall welcomes a new girl, Miss May 
H. Rogers, of Ravenswood. This increases the 
Mitchell Hall population to twenty. 

Daniel S. Wentworth deserves credit for sup- 
plying- The Stentok with athletic news for 
the columns of the paper this j - ear. 

Flack has come back from Joliet after a 
short stay. His good behavior is alleged to 
have secured for him a quick release. 

The Aletheian program for October 25 has 
been postponed until November 1, when the 
regular meeting- of the society will be held. 

Professor McNeill has a class of 3 r oung 
women from town in astronomy. They amble 
forth two nights of each week for the purpose 
of star-gazing-. 

This week a new head appears on the cover 
of The Stentok. It is the work of J. A. An- 
derson, the artist, whose work The Stentor 
highlj- appreciates. 

A highly exciting football game was pla3'ed 
on the field one day last week between two 
rival teams chosen from the juveniles of the 
Academy. Unfortunately the practice of the 
"Cad" team greatly interfered with the play. 

R03' Dunn has varied experiences when he 
sta3 T s in town after receptions. Friday even- 
ing when he was in the act of retiring his feet 
struck water and he found to his chagrin that 
the bed had been filled with H 2 O by kind and 
over-attentive hands in the building. Dunn 
pacified himself and waited for dr3 - ness to set 

Last Wednesda3 T for the first time this 3^ar 
a bonfire was built at the usual place in the 
vicinity of the. Seminary building. Because 
the second team won a grand victory against 
the Northwestern Acadeui3' the demonstra- 
tion was held. Manager Wentworth was 
wheeled around the fire by a throng of admir- 
ers, several parties rolled down the embank- 
ment back of the "Sem" and other sports were 
engag-ed in. Brown also p!a3'ed his "base" 
horn and "all went merr3' as a marriage bell." 

Perhaps the most attractive recitation room 
in Lake Forest is Professor Palmer's Latin 
room in the Academ3'. In addition to the 
busts of ancient characters and other adorn- 
ments there has recentl3' been placed there a 
large picture of the Coliseum at Rome, pur- 
chased by one of the classes. Adjoining- the 
Latin room is a smaller room in which are laid 
out models of the instruments with which 
the Romans carried on war. Mr. Palmer is very 
proud of the looks of his headquarters as well 
as of the students who frequent them, for the 
latter seldom "flunk," he sa3 r s. 

The Ivy Club held its first regular meeting- 
Thursday evening, Oct. 21, at Mitchell Hall. 
The time was spent very pleasant^- in social 
converse and in pla3 T ing- games. The follow- 
ing short program was given: Solo, Miss 
Keener; poem, Miss McClenahan; paper and 
reading, A. O. Jackson; talk b3' the president, 
William Adair. Miss Kenaga was awarded 
the first prize for the best poem written in 
eight minutes. The club meetings promise to 
be a ver3' enjo3 r able feature during- the senior 
year of the class of '96. 


Miss Sizer spent Sunday at her home in Kan- 

Mrs. Van Meter and her daughter visited 
Miss Ripley Tuesday. 

Miss Phelps entertained the faculty in her 
room Frida3 r evening-. 

The first bonfire of the 3'ear was built Wednes- 
day evening and thoroughly enjo3 r ed by eve^- 

All welcomed the return of another '95 girl 
this week when Miss Clara Mercer came to 
visit her sister and old friends. 


One of the new features this year is the 
chapel talks given two or three times during 
the week by different girls. So far they have 
for the most part been on current topics. 
Among those who have spoken are the Misses 
Zabriskie, Latimer, Nellie Clarke, Schell, Hen- 
sen, Young, Coulter and Burke. 

The class in domestic science, in dealing 
with questions concerning the home and home 
life, will discuss the question of table man- 
ners for the month of November. Topics for 
the succeeding month will be announced later. 
A report will be given in chapel at the end of 
the month. All questions should be placed in 
the "critic-box" before November. 

Among those who spent Sunday at Feoy 
Hall were Mrs. Sawyer, who visited her daugh- 
ter; Miss Wilcox, guest of the Misses Hopkins 
and Morgan, and Mr. and Mrs. Truax, who 
spent the day with their daughter. Miss Hib- 
bard, who is first assistant in Miss Watson's 
school in Chicago, also visited with Miss 

Friday evening the old gymnasium beheld 
one of those sights which are familiar to all 
Ferry Hall girls — a fane}' dress party. It was 
a very informal affair, arranged in a short 
time. Nevertheless it was a grand success. 
Nearly every character was represented from 
the sober Dutch matron to the gay little co- 
quette. The Misses Riple}- and Todd fur- 
nished the music. 

Tuesday afternoon Miss Sizer's corridor was 
"at home" to all the occupants at Ferry Hall. 
The sixteen young women who occupy the 
eight suites in the corridor had tastefully 
arranged their rooms for the occasion, and in 
each were served different refreshments. 
Among the most honored guests was an En- 
glish family whose names and costumes were 
invented for the occasion and who furnished 
amusement for all. 


It was a costly fire for the "Cads." Five 
marks apiece. 

Why not have "Frats" in the Western acade- 
mies as well as in the Eastern? 

Balies, who has been nursing a broken fin- 
ger, will resume football next week. 

Howard Casey will not be seen on the grid- 
iron again this season. Injuries and parents 
prevent him. 

F. Ferry and P. Cobb won the tennis tourna- 
ment in doubles, defeating L. Mudge and C. 
Mudge, 14^-12, 6—0, 4—6, 4—6, 8—6. Keith and 

Wood and Mudge brothers are to play for sec- 
ond place, 

There has been an unusual amount of inter- 
est shown in tennis since the tournament 
and the membership of the association has 

Hanson and Burchell were the unfortunates 
in football practice last week. Hanson sprained 
his knee and Burchell had several of his teeth 
knocked out. 

The Academy football management wishes 
to make an apology for the failure to have the 
game Thursda}' as advertised. The Armour 
eleven telegraphed Wednesday that they would 
be unable to play, but the telegram didn't 
reach the manager until Thursday afternoon 
just before the game was to be called. We 
hope this will be the last time that we will 
have to disappoint the public. 

J. S. Miller, Captain. 
R. B. Kyle, Manager. 

Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Farwell have returned to 
the cit3' for the winter. 

Mr. and Mrs. Chatfleld-Taylor will remain in 
Lake Forest until after the holidays, when they 
will go abroad. 

T. F. Marshall, '94, E. E. Vance, '05, and J. A. 
McGaughe}', ex-'96, all of McCormick Theolog- 
ical Seminar}-, came out to see the game yes- 

Miss Bertha Hands and Mr. Shirley Vance 
Martin left Lake Forest on Mondaj' afternoon 
for the West. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Durand 
and Mrs. Martin will soon follow to spend 
the winter in their new house in Pasadena. 

Dr. J. C. Giltner, a graduate of the Louisville 
College of Dental Surger}-, has opened an office 
in the Blackler building. Now it will no longer 
be necessary to go to Waukegan or Chicago 
for dental work. Dr. Giltner deserves the pat- 
ronage of students and residents of the town. 
He has no connection whatever with theLake 
Forest dental parlors. 

HORACE I., 30. 

Of Cnidos and of Paphos queen, 

O Venus come we pra}', 
And leave sweet Cyprus for the fane 
Of Glycera who calls in vain 

If thou remain away. 

The little love-god with thee bring, 

More ardent than discreet, 
The Nymphs, the Graces lightly clad 
And Youth that without thee is sad 
And Mercury the fleet. 

J. K. A. 'P8. 


f * 

} Athletic News. 

Special Telegram to THE STENTOR. 

Detroit, Mich., Oct. 28, 11 p. m.— The Lake 
Imprest University team defeated the Orchard 
Lake Military Academy here today by the 
score of 16 to 0. The home team was light 
though they had excellent interference. 
Teetzel, Goodrich and Comstock made long 
gains for Orchard Lake and did almost the 
entire work of their team. Four Orchard 
Lakernen received slight injuries and were 
forced to retire from the game. The 
'Varsity line held together well and line 
plays resulted in small gains for the Academy 
team. Fullenweider, Lee and Johnson made 
the principal gains for Lake Forest through 
the line and around the ends. Libby, Woolsey, 
and McNarj- secured the three touchdowns for 
Lake Forest. The playing was slow but 
steady. Only twelve-minute halves were 
played and on account of the cold weather 
but a small crowd was present. 

Rush-Lake Forest the Victim of Michigan Men. 

Ann Arbor, Mich., Oct. 28.— The University 
of Michigan football team defeated the Rush- 
Lake' Forest eleven Saturday by a score of 10 to 
0/ The game was not marked by brilliant 
playing. Both teams lacked snap and go. On 
Michigan's part this lack was due partly to the 
absence of Baird, the quarter back, who was 
injured yesterday in practice. Bloomingston 
and Senter did the star work for Ann Arbor, 
Bloomingston's kicking being a feature of the 
game. Senter's playing was admirable. He 
made several pretty runs and broke through 
the Mhe in good style. 

•For Lake Forest Woolsey at left tackle play- 
efd a good game, although his efforts were to 
some extent in vain, as he had to buck against 
big' Captain Henninger. The whole line play- 
ed good ball and, considering the fact that 
Captain Sager, who went into the game with a 
bad arm and played on his nerve was disa- 
bled in the first ten minutes' play, they are de- 
serving of great praise. The Michigan inter- 
ference was better in this game than at any 
time before this year. 

Michigan won the toss and chose the goal 

with the wind. Peel kicked off and in exactly 
one minute and thirty seconds Bloomingston, 
on a bluff kick play, circled right and for thirty 
yards and scored the first touchdown. He also 
kicked goal. Score: Michigan, 6; Lake Forest, 0. 

After the next kick-off and an unsuccessful 
attempt to buck the line Peel punted and 
Greenleaf carried the ball back ten yards. 
Michigan lost the ball on a fumble, but soon 
regained it on downs. Then, after a number 
of rushes by Bloomingston, Ferbert and 
Holmes, Villa carried the ball over for the sec- 
ond touchdown and "Bloomie" missed a hard 
goal. Score: Michigan, 10; Lake Forest, 0. 

Michigan kept up her smashing tactics and 
after a number of center pla3's in which Hen- 
ninger, Ferbert, Johnson and Senter did good 
work, Senter was pushed over for a touchdown 
and Bloomingston kicked goal. Score: Michi- 
gan, 16; Lake Forest, 0. 

Ferbert and Senter carried the ball in the 
next plays to wiihin a few yards of Lake For- 
est's goal and Villa went through for a touch- 
down. "Bloomie" again kicked goal. Score: 
Michigan, 22; Lake Forest, 0. 

After fifteen minutes' rest the teams went at 
it again and Michigan by steady hard playing 
ran the score up to 40 to before time was 

Following was the line-up of the two teams: 

Senter left end Sager 

Villa left tackle Fuller 

Hooper left guard Smolt 

Carr center Duncan 

Johnson right guard Thorn 

Henninger right tackle Woolsey 

Greenleaf right end Johnson 

Richards quarter back Wood 

Ferbert lelt half back Lee 

Holmes right half back. ...Libby 

Bloomingston .... full back Peel 

Touchdowns, Bloomingston, Villa (4), Hen- 
ninger (2). Goal from touchdowns, Bloomings- 
ton (6). Umpire, Freund, of Ann Arbor. Ref- 
eree, Hayner, of Chicago. Linesman, Jackson, 
of Lake Forest. 

Second Eleven Wins a Game. 
"All things come to them who wait." 
How queer it may look to see Lake Forest's 
friend, zero, following our opponent's name, 
nevertheless it is a fact, due to the promising 
work of the second eleven. 

Wednesday afternoon eleven young men from 
the Northwestern University Academy came 
here to instruct our second team in the foot- 
ball arts. The following is the story of the 
Jackson kicked off and Evanston advanced 


the ball nearly to the center line and there 
lost it on downs. Lake Forest carried it back 
to the twenty-five-yard line and lost it on 
downs. The visitors showed better work 
and massed their plays during- this part of the 
game, but shortly Lake Forest beef began to 
tell — a kick was blocked, and after a few short 
rushes Flack scored a touchdown from which 
Jaeger kicked goal. Rice secured another 
touchdown before the half ended. 

The second half was composed of dashes 
from one end of the field to the other with few 
stops between, fifty to eighty yard runs 
occurring in rotation. Not once did the visit- 
ors even carry the ball to the center of the 
field. To Rice, Jackson, Flack and Graff are due 
the long gains, and to Vance some excellent 
tackles. Jaeger kicked goals and future games 
will not be lost on this account. 

For the visitors Reimers, Orchard and 
Trethewj' did valuable work. 

The line-up was as follows: 

Vance.. right end Wilson 

Rheingans right tackle Ewers 

McCune right guard Selzer 

Condit center ". Monroe 

Carver left guard Prentiss 

Stoops .left tackle Jordan 

Rice left end Reimers 

Graff left half Orchard 

Flack right half Trethewy 

Jaeger quarter McMasters 

Jackson full back Sn3 r der 

Touchdowns, Rice, 2; Flack, 2; Graff, Jackson. 
Goal kicked from touchdowns bj' Jaeger, 4. 
Umpire, Nave; referee, Keener; linesmen, 
Brown, Kyle. 

Theologues Carry Off a Defeat. 

In a closely contested game played on the 
home grounds 3-esterday afternoon the McCor- 
mick Seminary football eleven was defeated by 
the second 'Varsity team. The score was 6 to 0. 

Considering the fact that it was the first 
game which the theologues played this season 
they did good work and at times made good 
gains around the ends. McGaughey, Lewis 
and Anderson made the best plaj-s for the Mc- 
Cormick boys. For the second eleven the star 
work was done by Flack, Jackson and Vance, 
During the first half neither side suc- 
ceeded in scoring and it was not until the last 
five minutes of the game that Andy Jackson 
made his touchdown and Jaeger kicked goal. 
Umpire Turner displaj'ed considerable ignor- 
ance on the subject of football, and his decis- 
ions were not received with favor. 

The line-up was as follows: 


Vance right end Gantz 

Rheingans right tackle Westwood 

Werren right guard McGregor 

Condit center Breed 

Carver left guard Bethel 

Stoops left tackle McGaughey 

J. Jackson left end Darley 

Jaeger quarter back Clingan 

Flack right half back Anderson 

Graff left half back Lewis 

A. O. Jackson full back Leich 

Touchdown, A. O. Jackson; goal, Jaeger. 
Umpire, Turner; referee, Keener; linesmen, 
Moore and Slagle. 

Chicago Athletics, 30; Lake Forest, 0. 

With both teams composed largely of sub- 
stitutes the Chicago Athletic eleven defeated 
the Lake Forest eleven Tuesday afternoon. 

Though the game was only for practice 
manj' brilliant plays were made. Atone time 
the Lake Forest boys had the ball within four 
yards of the goal line, but lost it on a fumble. 

The score at the conclusion of the game 
stood 30 — 0, in favor the Chicago Athletics. 
The teams lined up as follows: 

Hadden right end Sager 

McCormick right tackle Rheingans 

Bartt right guard Thorn 

Stevenson center Duncan 

Mulliken left guard Flack 

Thomas left tackle Woolsey 

Hudelson left end Barrett 

Blane}' leil half back Jackson 

Coffee right half back Libby 

Aldrich quarter Griffith 

Brown full back Peel 

Touchdowns, Thomas 2, Blaney 3. Goals 
from touchdowns, Brown 3. Umpire, Hoag- 
land; referee, Sagler. 

Announcement in Physical Training. 
Class" work in physical training for the Col- 
lege girls begins toda} r in the College gymna- 
sium. Yesterda}' the Ferry Hall girls began 
work in the Ferry Hall gymnasium. 

For a Central Athletic Association. 

Wednesday noon a meeting of the athletic 
association was held and it was decided to try 
to form a central athletic association in which 
all the departments of Lake Forest University 
are to be represented. Two delegates are to be 
appointed b}' Professor Bridgman to confer 
with delegates from the other departments. 

J. B. Williamson was elected to fill the va- 
cant chair of vice-president of the association. 

New Game at Harvard. 
A new game called "Push Ball'' has been 
inaugurated at Harvard. The ball used has n 


diameter of six feet and is inflated and covered 
with leather similar to a football. The game 
is played on a smaller field than football and 
points are counted by number of yards gained. 
The teams usually consist of five men, but 
more or less can contest. 

It is said by those who witnessed the first 
public test, that the game admits of much 

Any game which could take the place of foot- 
ball by requiring an equal amount of science, 
but eliminating' the unpleasant features, would 
no doubt find a hearty welcome among all 
lovers of true college sport. 

Plea forthe Second Eleven. 
Editor of the Stentor: Students who 
have subscribed for the football coach wonder 
where the money is now going - , and the second 
team feel that they are not being treated 
right. The first team g-ets the money, while 
the second team plays the only home games 
that the students are to see on the home 
grounds. The second team is by far the 
strongest second eleven that the College has 
ever had and their playing is up to grade, as 
seen in past games, but without funds to 
bring teams here or to take occasional trips 
the boys will get disheartened. At neither of 
the games played has the cost of the game 
been covered by the gate receipts, the reason 
for this being that many have tickets admit- 
ting them to all the games free. This money 
has so far gone to a team whose games we 
don't see. Why not let those whose games we 
do see get the benefit of the money invested? 
Are they not entitled to some return for their 
labor? if so, then without delay some action 
should be taken in their behalt. * * * 


Rice and Conro have secured the Elgin fair 
grounds for the game with Beloit College on 
Thanksgiving day. 

Through an error in these columns last 
week the score of the game with the Illinois 
Cycling Club was made to read (3 — 0. The 
score was 10 — o. 

Tennis continues to be popular, but the 
players look cold even though the games may 
may be "hotly" contested. 

The Northwestern team is threatened with 
an attack of that malady self-conceit, which 
ruined the University of Chicago eleven. 

It is proposed to limit the attendance at the 
Harvard-Princeton game to 10,000. Here atten- 
dance seem to be limited by enthusiasm. 

Woolsey and Sagger were offered places on the 
Chicago Athletic Association team if they 
would accompany them on their Eastern trip, 
but college loyalty prevented their accepting 
the offer. 

There seems to be no chance of a Yale and 
Pennsylvania game this season, though the 
alumni of the former both in New York and 
Philadelphia desire it. Yale is to play' Prince^ 
ton Nov. 23. 

The Cornell navy management has placed a 
box at the library arch on the campus for con- 
tributions with which to pay the salary of 
Trainer Charles E. Courtney before he again 
engages in his duties. 

Butterworth is said to have mastered a foot- 
ball curve. He kicks the ball so that it goes 
perfectly straight for a distance, and then, as 
the opponent is about to gather it in, it passes 
in an entirely' different direction. 

It is rumored that A. Alonzo Stagg, famous 
coach and athlete, may resign his position as 
director of phy«ic<Tl training- at the University 
of Chicago. For over a year Stagg's 
methods have been vigorously assailed, but 
should he resign he can easily secure a similar 
position ehewheve.. ' 

Theie will be no Harvard- Yale or Yale- 
Pennsylvuiiia games this iall, the latter be- 
cause datej cannot be agreed upon and the 
former because no agreement uf any sort can 
be reached, each side blaming the other. Out 
of it comes the certainty' that Harvard and 
Yale will not meet in athletics for some time to 
come. In reconciliations the breach has 
opened wider and wider. 

At last Manager Rice has succeeded in ar- 
ranging a game with Northwesieni. It will 
doubtless be closely watched by all as a result 
of the Rush-Lake Forest combination and 
Northwestern victory over Chicago. The 
game will be played Thursday at Evanston. 
As this is "University day" there it is hoped 
that a large delegation will accompany the 

The "Cads" expect to have one of the 
strongest academy teams in this part of the 
country with such men in the line as Rich, 
200 pounds, for center; Guthries, 100 pounds, 
and Burchell, 150 pounds, as guards; Werren, 
160 pounds, and Smiley, 150 pounds, tackles; 
Coey, 150 pounds, and Hanson, 155 pounds, 
as ends; Miller (captain), 100 pounds, Mc- 
intosh, 103 pounds, Flack, 170 pounds, Yaggy, 
150 pounds, and Kennedy, 140 pounds, as 
backs. The substitutes are Kuudson, Sherwood, 
Bettis and Balies. 


Volume IX. 

NOVEMBER 5, 1895. 

Number 6. 


HORACE I., 5. 

What graceful youth bedewed with odors sweet 
Presses upon thee now his suit of love 
O Pyrrha, in some pleasing rose-decked cove? 

For whom dost thou now make so simply neat 

Th3' golden locks? Ah, oft will he bewail 

Thy broken vows— the gods no longer kind — 
And look aghast when with the blackening wind 

The waters swell, high-tossed by the fierce gale. 

Like purest gold thou'rt able now to please: 

He vainly hopes that thou wilt always be 
So loving, so entirely his, heartfree, 

But little he knows the everchanging breeze. 

Sad is their lot to whom you seem to be, 

As yet untried, so fair. My picture shows 
Upon his sacred wall, I've hung my clothes 

Still wet, to Neptune ruler of the sea. 

A Modern Episode. 

Clerk Manxwell was not at his desk. He had 
been in the habit now for months of taking 
self-appointed vacations without offering ade- 
quate excuses. Manager Sharp noted his ab- 
sence and his indignation was wonderful to 

"He's done this now for the last time," he 
shouted, as he brought his fist down on his 
desk with a resounding whack, "and I'll dis- 
charge him directly he gets back," and after a 
little reflection he added, "but then he's a good 
worker and we'll let it go this time." 

Manxwell reappeared the next morning look- 
ing wan and hollow-eyed. Manager Sharp 
regarded him intently as he walked into the 
office and pushing his spectacles down to the 
end of his nose he said: "What's been the mat- 
ter?" Manxwell walked to his desk and draw- 
ing it open rejoined: "Been staying at home 
with baby. She's been sick." The clerks ex- 
changed sly winks and knowing nods and the 
pretty typewriter rippled a little laugh full of 
sneers and unbelief. The manager's face grew 
red. "That's all right," he roared, "but remem- 
ber after this you're to be docked for every 
minute you're gone." Manxwell's face grew 
more wan and anxious, but he made no reply 
and drawing on his office coat he started to 
work. This was Monday. Wednesday his desk 
was again vacant. This time he stayed away 
three days and when he returned on pay day 
the clerks all voted thai he had a "high old 
time that trip." Sharp contented himself by 

shortening his pay six dollars for "his little 
spree" and with the comforting assurance that 
that would put a stop to it. But it did'nt. Less 
than a week elapsed and he was again absent. 
A little note came explaining his absence in 
the same old way and Sharp was correspond- 
ingly demonstrative. 

"I'm going to investigate this sick baby ex- 
cuse," he bellowed between the sentences he 
dictated to the pretty typewriter. "I'm going 
to his house and if I find him drunk as I fully 

expect to I'll discharge him so quick that" 

"Perhaps that's the best way," the typewriter 
intercepted to save further explosiveness, and 
Sharp hurried through his dictation and shut- 
ting his jaws with a decisive snap he walked 
to his private office. 

Here he donned his street coat, took his cane 
and descending to the street called a cab. He 
drove to a distant part of the city only to find 
that Manxwell lived on the fourth floor of an 
apartment house, and that the elevator was 
broken. He toiled up the four flights of stairs 
foaming *n impotent rage at the innocent 
cause of all this disturbance. Reaching the 
door he jangled the bell noisily, Manxwell 
came to the door haggard and disheveled and 
motioned him in. "How's the baby," Sharp 
asked harshly as he brought his cane down 
on the hardwood floor. Manxwell straight- 
ened himself and raising his hand with con- 
scious dignity, replied, "Hush, she's dead." 




Hallowe'en was celebrated with a party at 
Ferry Hall Seminary Thursday evening. The 
members of the senior class acted as the hosts 
and entertained the girls of the junior class 
and a number of students of the College and 
Academ3\ It was one of the most enjoyable 
parties that has ever been given by Seminary 
seniors and this is a high praise for the enter- 
tainers as the Ferry Hall graduating classes 
have always held a commanding place in the 
social world. 

The "Sem" g3 T mnasium was used for the Hal- 
lowe'en party and was very tastefully dec- 
orated. Couches and an accompanying 
abundance of pillows were scattered in the 
corners and along the walls. In every window 
a jack-o'-lantern showed its beaming face and 
marked out the spot where marauders thirst- 
ing for lemonade might enter and in a ques- 
tionable manner appropriate what their hearts 

Refreshments were abundant and were typi- 
cal of the occasion. Small tables upon which 
were heaped mounds of popcorn and apples, 
as well as frappe, stood in all parts of the 
room. During the evening various amuse- 
ments were engaged in to pass the time. Chief 
among these were the cutting down of boxes 
of candy, diving for rings in dishes of flour 
and the game "Dan Tucker.'' 

The whole affair, because entirely informal, 
was exceedingly pleasant and all who had the 
good fortune to attend aver that they spent a 
most delightful evening. 
* * * 

All the inmates of Ferry Hall with the excep- 
tion of the juniors and seniors presented them- 
selves about 8:30 o'clock in the lower hall, ap- 
pearing so much like veritable ghosts as to be 
disguised beyond all hope of recognition. Led 
by the dwarf these white-robed figures march- 
ed noiselessly through the hallway, up the 
stairs and down the second hallway, up stairs 
again and along the third floor corridor, then, 
mounting thedark and narrow staircase, to the 
fourth floor. There the usually bare and 
prosaic-looking practice rooms were trans- 
formed into weird-looking places where one 
could almost see the faces of the evil and good 
spirits of the night. The faces of the jack-o'- 
lanterns seemed peering out from every cor- 
ner and showed almost every degree of emo- 
tion, from funeral solemnity to irrepressible 

At the end of the corridor the spectres were 

greeted with a hand-shake and a sleepy nod 
from Rip Van Winkle, who was at last aroused 
from his long sleep to find all his friends 
changed beyond his power of recollection. 
When the company had assembled the doors 
of the parlor were thrown open and there stood 
the tripod, upholding the witches' kettle, 
under which were the blue flames lighting up 
the room with their own strange hue. Soon 
the witches appeared from the dark corners, 
crept up about the kettle and repeated the fa- 
miliar weird lines from Macbeth. 
As they whispered — 

"Double, double, toil and trouble; 
Fire burn and cauldron bubble" 
they finally vanished and the witches were 
seen no more. 
The ghosts had their fortunes told in the Sib}'!- 
line cave where Sibyl and "Rip" each shared in 
the seers' part. 

Then came the old-time custom of bobbing 
for apples and this was followed by a merry 
dance, after which the ghosts proved them- 
selves to be ordinary girls and retired hap- 
pier for having seemed to be something else 
for a time and having found that they were 
better out of the realm of witches. 


Great interest is being manifested in Tri 
Kappa Society this year. Professor Smith at- 
tended one of the meetings the other day and 
called it "the best meeting he had attended in 
either seciety for four 3'ears." 

* * * 

At the usual meeting of the Aletheian Society 
Friday evening the following new members 
were initiated: Misses Britton, McNitt, McDon- 
ald, Smith, Byllesby and Mrs. Elizabeth Tor- 
nej r . After this exercise the program post- 
poned from October 25 was rendered. 

* * * 

Neither Zeta Sigma nor Kappa Phi, the two 
Ferry Hall literary societies, have begun work 
this year. It is expected, however, that soon 
interest will again be awakened at the Semi- 
nary. Two 3'ears ago, when there was a con- 
test between the two societies and liberal 
awards were offered, Ferry Hall had more 
society enthusiasm than could be found in 
either of the other two departments at Lake 

The facult} 7 of Iowa University has decided 
to allow no football team to be organized there 
until the deficiency of $3 JO left over from 
last 3'ear is cleared up. 




Last Wednesday the following typewritten 
notice, signed by President Coulter, was posted 
on the bulletin board: 

The trustees direct that bonfires, involving 
as thej' do the destruction of University prop- 
erty, be abolished. 

It is hoped that the students of the College 
will abide by this action of the trustees and 
abandon a custom which deserves to become 

As a result of this decree the students are 
downcast in spirit and the traditional gasoline 
barrels may be had for a song. Victories in 
athletics and debate will have to be celebrated 
in some more staid manner hereafter and it is 
needless to add that it will be some less inter- 
esting- way. 

While some exception ma}' be taken to the 
alleged danger to property arising- from bon- 
fires, by pointing to the fact that they are 
always watched while the}' burn and are built 
at a distance from any building, yet it is the 
unexpected that happens and the fact that 
there have never been any serious conse- 
quences resulting- from fires is no sign that 
there will be none, especially in a city so poorly 
protected against fire as Lake Forest. And so, 
reluctant as the students are to give up this 
time-honored custom, it is now inevitable and 
all are willing to yield gracefully to the fates 
and the trustees. 


Friday afternoon the first of a series of cross- 
country runs -was taken, the course being 
nearly four miles from the gymnasium south 
and west and back. Kach Friday afternoon 
until the depth of snow renders running im- 
practicable a run will be taken, starting from 
the "gym v at 4:15 sharp. It is intended to run 
two miles next time, gradually increasing the 
distance from week to week. Six miles will be 
the limit. 

Every man who does not play football and 
who intends to go in for any of the races in the 
spring or for baseball will find these runs 
greatly beneficial to his wind and endurance. 
Lake Forest has long- had the reputation for 
being able to furnish sprinters of ability, and 
that this interest may never languish should 
be the desire of every Lake Forest man. 

The Prof, sat in his easy chair 
Scratching- head where there's no hair; 
The Freshie sat on that hard chair, 
Scratching his head, — no Latin there. — ex. 

Thursday morning at a little after five o'clock 
while Lake Forest was wrapped in profound 
slumber and its residents were tranquilly doz- 
ing on their downy couches, they were uncere- 
moniously wakened by a rude jar which sent 
them from the land of Nod head over heels into 
the realm of conjecture as to what monster had 
caused the disturbance. For once terra was 
not firma and the prolonged vibration made 
curious sport of objects whose centre of gravi- 
ty needed little to throw it out from over the 
base. Houses were shaken, windows rattled, 
dishes clattered, ink wells capsized. 

Some of those who did not notice anything 
except the jar thought that coy Venus had so 
dazzled the gunner at Fort Sheridan with her 
brilliancy as to make him believe that it was 
time for the sunrise gun, and so he had blazed 
away. In the College, Academy and Seminary 
all were severely shocked. In the College 
however the opinion prevailed that Thorn had 
rolled out of bed. Principal Smith, though 
quite terrified at first, went to sleep again at the 
"Cad," as he thought that possibly Keith had 
dropped a thought. In the Sem little attention 
was paid to the shock as it was the general be- 
lief that someone had subscribed to The Sten- 

The Chicago papers, palladia of truth, were 
led into the belief that an earthquake had taken 
place, but it remains for THE STEXTOR to give 
the true solution of the jar. 

This minute the telegraph editor, has receiv- 
ed the following- dispatch from our special cor- 
respondent, Mercury. It is as follows: 

?*!:•!*:*?!!!; ! tt i| S *[. 

To The Stextor: Just from conclave at 
Olympus. Stormy sessions. Jiipe and June 
quarreled, ana' as usual June had best ot it and 
J upe forced to sit down. Jm'st as he was seat- 
ing himself, however, Venus who had left the 
instant they began to quarrel, returned and 
told Cupid to pull out Jupiter's throne, which 
he did. My stars! Sucn a sliock- 1 never re- 
ceived before, and hope I'll never again. You 
must have felt it down there. Some of the dei- 
ties were sent a mile high and at the time of 
filing this haven't come down yet. Olympus 
was shattered to bits. 

Here the dispatch ends, but enough can be 
gleaned from it to show the true cause of the 
quake. From the sudden termination of the 
'gram" we are led to ' beli eve that still there's 
more to follow, but rest ass ured, gentle leader 
that The Stextor will have the news before' 
any other paper. 

The University of Berlin is the largest in the 
world. Over 8,000 students have been enrolled. 



The Stentor. 

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Address all communications to The STENTOR, Lake 
Forest, 111. 

Entered at the post office, Lake Forest, 111., as second- 
class matter. 

If the authorities of Chicago University 
never realized before the full force of that 
scriptural saying, "Behold how great a matter 
a little fire kindleth," they probably do now 
since dispensing with the services of Professor 
Bemis as a university extension lecturer. 
Since Professor Bemis' dismissal the press of 
the country has echoed and re-echoed state- 
ments concerning the alleged reasons for the 
demand of his resignation, all of which are 
calculated to strike a popular chord in ar- 
raigning capital as opposed to the freedom of 
universit}' teaching. Many of our college ex- 
changes have caught up the refrain from the 
daily press and most hastily and unwisely 
have kept up an agitation that seemed to have 
been created for purely sinister purposes. 
The Stentor has hitherto refrained from en- 
tering into this discussion, believing it tojbe a 
gross injustice to one party to take up the 
cudgels in defense of a man with a grievance 
before a full statement of the position of the 
other side had been reviewed. Such a state- 
ment has come to hand, signed by Professors 
Small and Butler, with a subjoined statement 
by President Harper, of Chicago University. 
This statement sets forth clearly the reasons 

for Professor Bemis' dismissal, together with 
a reply to all the attacks. According to this 
statement Professor Bemis was asked to resign 
because his work as a universits' extension 
lecturer was unsatisfactory, and there was 
a constantly decreasing demand for his course 
of lectures. Also that Professor Bemis' "real 
complaint was not that he was asked to resign 
from the university extension staff, but that he 
was not transferred to a corresponding posi- 
tion on the staff of instructors in the uni- 
versity." Furthermore, "In no discussion of 
Mr. Bemis' relations to the university between 
ourselves as officers of the university or with 
the president of the university has the ques- 
tion of Mr. Bemis' views on subjects of politi- 
ical economy been raised. Mr. Bemis himself 
acknowledged in our presence early in August 
(1895) that he was then convinced that no out- 
side pressure had been brought to bear in ref- 
erence to his resignation." The policy of 
President Harper and his associates has been 
to observe a discreet silence throughout the 
"campaign of abuse which has been waged 
during the past summer." But the time has 
come when silence must be broken. There- 
fore Professors Small and Butler state: 

To summarize, Mr. Bemis has compelled us 
to advertise both his incompetency as a uni- 
versity extension lecturer and also the opin- 
ion of those most closely associated with him 
that he is not qualified to fill a university po- 
sition. We wish to make the most emphatic 
and unreserved assertion which words can 
convey that the "freedom of teaching" has 
never been involved in the case. The case of 
Mr. Bemis would have been precisely the same 
if his subject had been Sanskrit or psychol- 
ogy or mathematics. 

President Harper in his subjoined statement 
states his position clearly and what he has to 
say in regard to certain remarks accredited to 
him should silence once and for all the slan- 
derers who have been so zealous in taking up 
arms in a blind fashion in their zeal for free 

The Stentor has no sympathy with any 
movement that would seek to injure the influ- 
ence of any institution of learning in its work 
in the cause of higher education. We fuUy 
realize that this incident contained the germ 
for a splendid sensation, and the manner in 
which it has been developed, not only by the 
press throughout the country, but by the col- 
lege journals of the west, is a cause for regret 
and shame. No doubt many of our exchanges 
have been actuated by motives of unques- 
tioned sincerity in defending what they be- 
lieved to be the cause of the freedom of uni- 


versify teaching; but we also believe that an 
institution of learning- should be allowed to 
exercise its prerogative in dismissing those 
who are not adapted to carry on the work as- 
signed them, or whose spirit is not in harmony 
with the best interests of the institution. Nor 
should it be a matter of public criticism. 
While Professor Bemis' talents and learning 
are unquestioned, we cannot help but believe 
that he has been indiscreet in posing as a 
martyr to free speech and sooner or later 
the reaction must come which will overwhelm 
him and drive him into obscurity. 


THE oratorical associations of other colleges 
are beginning to show signs of activity and 
are making preparations for intercollegiate 
debates and oratorical contests. Lake Forest 
should begin active operations at once to open 
negotiations with some of our neigboring uni- 
versities for a contest in debate or oratory. 
Chicago University will no doubt be glad to 
meet us again and try to even up matters for 
the defeat she experienced at our hands last 
spring. The students should take up this 
matter earnestly and try to bring- honor to the 
university in at least one line of intercollegiate 


Three million dollars, which are as good as 
$5,000,000 under the conditions accompanying 
their bestowal, constitute the princely gift 
made by John D. Rockefeller to the Univershy 
of Chicago. Through his representative the 
board of trustees of the university was 
tendered $1,000,000 unconditionally for en- 
dowment purposes. Two millions more were 
given with the stipulation that the university 
shall raise an equal sum between now and the 
year 1900 from outside sources. Since the trus- 
tees have the utmost confidence in their ability 
to meet this requirement, Mr. Rockefeller's gift 
may be f airly estimated to be worth $5,000,000 to 
the institution of learning which owes its exis- 
tence to his generosity. This makes the total 
sum of his gifts to the University of Chicago 
$7,425,000. No other man has given half as 
much in one sum for educational purposes as 
Mr. Rockefeller's last contribution. 

Since July about 120 works have been added 
to the library, comprising over 150 volumes. 
The books are of all kinds, scientific, poetry, 
fiction, reports, etc. The scientific works and 
those treating of subjects studied in the var- 
ious departments will be noticed by the pro- 
fessors of the several departments. For the 
convenience of those who may wish to read 
the later works of the leading novelists a par- 
tial list of those now in the library is ap- 

Stanley J. Weyman, "Under the Red Robe," 
"A Gentleman of France;" Elizabeth Stuart 
Phelps Ward, "Marcella;" A Conan Do3de, 
"Adventures of Sherlock Holmes," "White 
Company;" R. L. Stevenson, "Virginibus Puer- 
isque," "David Balfour," "New Arabian 
Nights," "Kidnapped," "Master of Ballantrae," 
"Black Arrow," "Wrong Box," "Dr. Jekyll and 
Mr. Hyde;" J. Zangwill, "Children of the 
Ghetto," "The Master;" Count Leo Tolstoi, 
"War and Peace;" Rudyard Kipling, "Life's 
Handicap;" C. D. Warner, "Golden House;" 
Joel Chandler Harris, "Uncle Remus," "Songs," 
"Nights," and "His Friends;" Thomas Nelson 
Page, "Masse Chan," "Jn Ole Virginia," 
"Elsket;" Richard Harding Davis, "Van Bib- 
' ber; Marion Crawford, "Mr. Isaacs," "Roman 
Singer;" Owen Meredith, "Khoda Fleming," 
"Egotist," "Diana;" W. D. Howells, "World of 

Three sophomores in the University of Wis- 
consin were suspended for interfering' with 
the freshman military drill. Concerted action 
on the part of all the classes is being brought 
to bear upon the faculty to restore those sus- 
pended to their former standing. 


Harvard is going to erect a $500,000 building 
as a memorial to Phillips Brooks. It will be a 
home for the religious societies. 

The Adelbert in its first number publishes a 
series of papers on the choice of a profession, 
written by some of the most eminent men in 
the leading professions. 

A committee has been appointed at Har- 
vard to arrange for debates with Princeton 
and Yale. The debates will be conducted in a 
different manner this year, each speaker being- 
allowed a rebuttal. — Yale Alumni Weekly. 

The Rockford Colleg-ian made its appear- 
ance on our table last week as smiling and 
bright as ever. That the "new woman" has 
found her way within college walls may be 
seen by the following freshman yell which is 
clipped from the Collegian: 

Zick a zack a! Zick a zack a! 

Zick a zack zine! 

Fin de siecle! Fin de siecle! 

Ninety-nine! ! 



They do say that Brown is trying to raise a 

W. J. Rice is the latest orphan to be adopted 
by tonsilitis. 

John G. Coulter came down from Madison to 
spend Sunda3 r in Lake Forest. 

About half of the inmates of Mitchell Hall 
adjourned to Chicago Saturda}'. 

Cragin played tackle on the second eleven in 
the Morgan Park game Saturday, 

E. Woelfel, L. F. A. '94, visited friends in the 
College last week. This year he is at his home 
in Morris, 111. 

Professor Thomas and Messrs. Bray and 
Huntington rode down to Evanston Thursday 
on their wheels. 

Several of the College professors have been 
unable to meet their classes this past week on 
account of illness. 

The Misses Matzinger, Saw3'er and Coleman, 
of Ferry Hall, spent Hallowe'en with the Misses 
Hero, Hippie and Williams. 

George B. Smith, State college secretary of 
the Young- Men's Christian Association, is to 
make a special visit to the Academy tomor- 

About twenty-five deputies were sworn in for 
Thursda3 r night to quell an3' disturbances that 
might arise, but even this fact did not prevent 
a little fun. 

Engineer Fr3 T e's 3'oung daughter is slowly 
recovering from the effects of an operation for 
appendicitis which was performed upon her a 
short time ago. 

A number of the College boys were lucky re- 
cipients of invitations to the Senior Sems' Hal- 
lowe'en part3 r Thursday evening and report 
having passed a pleasant evening. 

Several College students, a number of Sems 
and Cads and one lonely Mitchell Hall girl 
attended the Evanston football game and saw 
the purple and gold wearers make five touch- 
downs against the Lake Forest line. 

The football team reports a most enjoyable 
time on its Michigan trip. Sign stealing and 
smuggling Canadian products were the chief 
diversions and many narrow escapes from the 
lynx-eyed Cyclop fly cops are reported. 

J. W. Ramsey's father, J. H. Ramsey, of 
Aledo, spent Sunda3 r at the College. 

An edict has gone forth from headquarters 
that no more bonfires shall be had. Alas, and 
alack! how are we to give vent to our exuber- 
ant feelings and inform the fair sex at the 
Seminary when our teams are victorious? 

Professor Williams of the Academy deserv- 
edty holds the palm for forecasting football 
figures. He predicted that the score in Thurs- 
da3''s game would be 30 to 0, as it doubtless 
would have been if the second half had been 
as long as the first. J. P. fiends should consult 
him before . 

The members of the senior class were guests 
of the Universit3 r Club which met at Dr. Coul- 
ter's home Friday evening. Dr. W. F. Palmer, 
of the Academ3', presented an excellent paper 
on Lucretius, and the discussion afterwards, 
in which Professors Stuart, Walter Smith, Locy 
and Thomas took part, was livel3 r and interest- 

Hallowe'en was observed in a very orderly 

, manner b3' the College fellows. Be3'ond doing 

up a few rooms, barricading a door or two, 

and building bonfires in the laboratories the 

evening was passed in a very tame way. 

Northwestern men seemed to enjoy them- 
selves immensel3 T Thursda3'. Away from their 
mammas for one day the3* pla3 _ ed like emanci- 
pated inmates of an insane kindergarten, firing 
off toy cannon, playing horse with Fido, blow- 
ing fog horns and yelling like mad. To cap 
the climax a lot of them quarreled as to who 
should romp in whose back 3'ard, and the re- 
sult was some bloodshed and sundry' humps 
on the surfaces of their cerebral cavities. 

Thursday being the day of our annual 
game with Northwestern, a petition for a half- 
holiday was circulated and the facult3' granted 
it. The half-da3' was almost denied, however, 
because of tardiness in handing it in. This is 
by no means the first time the faculty has 
been lenient to us in the matter of petitions, 
and there is danger that if it occurs again the 
petition will not be considered. Petitions cir- 
culated and handed in early are much more 
likel3' to be treated with consideration, and the 
faculty does not need to strain a point to grant 


Arthur Colwell was at his home, Ottawa' 
Saturday and Sunday. 

The young women of Mitchell Hall cele- 
brated Hallowe'en in an appropriate manner, 
as usual. Ten o'clock found all in the society 
hall, the rendezvous agreed upon. The results 
of the experiments tried with tubs of bobbing 
apples, tallow candles and chestnuts caused 
much merriment. After the usual march 
around the house with candle and glass (ac- 
companied by more or less gratifying results) 
silence reigned supreme. 


Mrs. Diehl spent Sunday with her daughter. 

Miss Goodwin entertained her corridor Fri- 
day evening. 

Miss Wilson, of Hyde Park, spent Sunday 
with the Misses Hayes. 

Gertrude and Lida Pate spent Saturday with 
their mother in Chicago. 

The girls of Miss Taylor's corridor had a 
cand3' pull Friday evening. 

The senior corridor rejoices in the fact that 
"The barrel of apples has came." 

Mrs. Rhea gave one of her interesting talks 
at vesper service Sunday evening. 

Helen Morgan attended the wedding of a 
cousin atBatavia Wednesday afternoon. 

Florence Reynolds and Helen Chapin atten- 
ded a reception at Morgan Park Friday even- 

Mamie Burchell and Lita Stoddard were the 
guests of Frances Marder Saturday and Sun- 

Fanny Hopkins was one of the guests at the 
Frazier-Harris wedding at Aurora Wednesday 

The Misses Thompson and Clarke spent a 
very enjoyable and interesting day at Fort 
Sheridan Saturday. 

During the absence of Miss Stoddard Miss 
Nellie Clarke, formerly connected with The 
Stentor, kindly furnished Ferry Hall news for 
this issue. 

The Misses Sargent, Cushman, Taylor, Max- 
. well, Sizer, Street, Kenaga and Todd attended 
the first meeting of the University Club at Dr. 
Coulter's Friday evening - . 

The manj' friends of Miss Lucy M. Smith will 
be sorry to hear that she is in such a weakened 
condition as to be confined to her room. She 
will spend the winter at the sanitarium in 
Alma, Mich. 

Miss Jule Mills and Mr. Dean, of Chicago, 
and Miss Martha VanNortwick and her brother 
took tea Saturday evening with Nellie Chapin. 

The bonfire of Monday night was greatly en- 
joyed. The hard work of the boys in prepar- 
ing these fires is thoroughly appreciated by 
the "Sems," and they greatly regret that bon- 
fires are now prohibited. 


Chandler was sick during a part of last week. 

Woelfel, an old Academy boy, visited friends 
this week. 

The "Cads" report a fine time at the Sem 
Hallowe'en party. 

The boys had three-quarters of an hour off 
Monday evening to see the fire. 

Mrs. Smith and children have returned to the 
Academy after an absence of four months. 

The Academy eleven lay their defeat to the 
absence of the Seminar}' and College girls. 

Werren played guard for Waukegan against 
Evanston High School Wednesday. They say 
he put up his usual star game. 

New netting is being put up around the ten- 
nis courts. A person will not need to chase 
balls all over the campus now. 

A large number of "Cads" attended the game 
at Evanston Thursday. School was held 
Wednesday afternoon so as to let those who 
wished to attend the game do so. 

It surely takes a great deal of nerve to go see 
a football game and not pay. Some Lake For- 
est students come to all the Cad games, and 
when you ask them to pay they claim they 
have a season athletic ticket which they know 
very well has nothing- to do with the Academy 


The board of trustees of the University held 
their regular quarterly session at the Sherman 
House in Chicago last Tuesday afternoon. A 
report by President Coulter was listened to 
and Carroll College, Poynette Academy and 
Gale College were affiliated to the Uni- 

Other routine business was also transacted 
at the meeting. 

There's metre dactyllic, spondaic; 

There's metre for sigh and for moan; 
But the metre to me most prosaic 

Is the meet 'er by moonlight alone. 



Athletic News. | 

* * 

Rush-Lake Forest Loses to Illinois. 

Saturday morning the team boarded a train 
for Champaign. The train was held several 
minutes for some of the regular players, in- 
cluding the captain, but they failed to make 
connections and the eleven was compelled to 
go without them. A count showed just eleven 
players on board. After a consultation it was 
decided to make the best of the situation and 
fill the date. 

At 3 o'clock the game was called. Lake 
Forest won the toss and chose the south goal. 
The first half consisted of a series of downs 
and long gains by the Champaign team. The 
first few minutes' play showed the effect of 
playing four hard games in one week. Lake 
Forest's line could not hold the rushes of the 
Champaign backs and long gains were made 
at will. The first half closed with the ball in 
Champaign's possession. Score 20 to 0. At 
the close of the half Libbey had to retire from 
the game, and as there were no substitutes one 
of Champaign's "stubs" had to help out. 

In the last half our fellows took a brace and 
several times held Illinois on downs. Once 
when they had the ball on our three-yard line 
the defense was so strong that Champaign 
had to surrender the ball on downs and Wil- 
liams punted it down the field. But all efforts 
were futile and eighteen points were added to 
the score in the last half, making it 38 to for 

The line up: 

Wallace right end Schacht 

Fullenweider . . . right tackle Branch 

Thorn right guard Beebe 

Duncan center Zimmerman 

Lee left guard Fisher 

Woolsey (capt). . left tackle Pixley (capt) 

Jackson left end 

Loomis quarter back 

Wood right half . 

Libbey left half . 

Williams full back . 

. McKee 
. .Baum 


( . . . . Kiler 

( Hochkiss 

Touchdowns, Sconce 3; Pixley, Beebe, Kiler, 
Hotchkiss. Goals kicked on touchdowns, 
Kiler, 4; Hotchkiss. Referee, Thorn; umpire, 

Northwestern 24 Lake Forest 0. 

On Northwestern's athletic field the Lake 
Forest 'Varsity eleven fell before Northwest- 
ern's heroes by a score of 24 to last Thursday. 

It was University Day at Kvanston and the 

town was flooded with purple ribbon and 
wearers of it, for all the city departments were 
out to attend the exercises winding up with 
the football game. 

Sager, Loomis, Williams and Lee did not 
enter the game, as they were not in first- 
class condition and decided to save them- 
selves for Saturday's game at Champaign. 
Nevertheless they held Evanston down to 
within two points of the Chicago University 

Lake Forest kicked off and Northwestern's 
cannon-ball buckers carried the ball down to 
the goal without a stop. Only twice did Lake 
Forest have the ball during the first half and 
then only to lose it on fumbles, Northwestern 
ending the half with 20 points to her credit. 

In the second half Lake Forest took a de- 
cided brace and allowed the "purples" to score 
but once. Lake Forest gained the ball once on 
the twenty-five yard line and by steady gains 
they carried it past the center of the field and 
it looked as though a touchdown was certain, 
but a careless fumble blotted out all hopes. 
For Northwestern her backs fully proved 
themselves worthy of all credit given them in 
the past and for Lake Forest McNary, Wallace 
and Woolsey did the best work. Peel's punt- 
ing was exceptionally good. 

The line-up was as follows: 
Siberts left end McNary 

Je^er " Sky \ left tackle Woolsey 

Stockstill left guard Thorn 

Pearce center Duncan 

Pendleton right guard Smolt 

Andrews right tackle Fullenweider 

Gloss right end Wallace 

Allen quarter back Weod 

Potter right half back j f}§j* 

Van Doozer left half back Libby 

Brewer full back Peel 

Touchdown, Potter, Van Doozer (4). Goals, 
Van Doozer (2). Referee, Chapin. Umpire, 
Rafferty. Linesmen, Sager and Hoyne. 

L. F. A., 0; N. W. Seconds, 6. 
The "Cads" lined up against the second uni- 
versity team of Evanston Saturday and were 
defeated b}' a score of 6 — 0. The visitors were 
heavier than the home team. The3 r average 
150 pounds, while the "Cads" only averaged 140 
pounds. Neither side was able to score in the 
first half, but the ball was left in Lake Forest's 
territor3' most of the time. The home team 
had the ball four times in the first half and 
only lost it once on downs. The other losses 
lost on fumbles. The half closed with the ball 


on Lake Forest's 40-yard line. 

In the second half Evanston scored her 
touchdown in nine minutes. After that Lake 
Forest carried the ball into Evaanston's terri- 
tory and it remained there the rest of the 
game. Lake Forest had the ball on Evans- 
ton's three yard line, and again on her five 
yard line, but was unable to push it over. 

The features of the game were the ground 
gaining of Yaggy and Mcintosh and the tack- 
ling of Coey, Hanson and Smiley. Guthries 
and Werren also played their positions 
well. Dickson, Fowler, Peter and Farrer did 
the star.playing for the visitors. 

The line up: 

Kaven right end Coey 

Miller .right tackle .Smiley 

Graham right guard Guthries 

Smith center Werren 

Curtis. left guard .Burchell 

Bener left tackle Sherwood 

Farrer left end. .Hanson 

Peters quarter Miller (capt) 

McChesney right half back Mcintosh 

Fowler .left halt back. . . -Yaggy 

Dickson (capt) full back Kennedy 

Injured, Fowler; substitute, Woodward. 
Referee, Professor Williams; umpire, Colman; 
linesmen, Hossack and Bettis. 

Morgan Park "Cads" Overcome Second Eleven. 

The 'Varsity second eleven was defeated by 
the Morgan Park Academy team on the latter's 
grounds Saturday by the score of 34 to 0. The 
team went to meet its opponents in a badly 
crippled condition, four players being on the 
sick list. The Morgan Park team was superior 
in weight and team work and the Lake Forest 
men could do virtually nothing. 

The teams lined up as follows: 

Vance . . .■ right end Aitkin 

Cragin right tackle Dickson 

Campbell .... .right guard ...... .McAlpine 

Condit center Bogest 

Carver left guard Webb 

Stoops (capt) left tackle Green 

Brown left end . . . Johnson 

Jaeger quarter back Mann 

Rheingans right half back ... . Stephenson 

Flack left half back Bell 

J. Jackson full back. . .■ Fulton 

Touchdowns, Stephenson 2, Fulton 4, John- 
son. Safety touchdown, Rheingans. Goals 
kicked, Mann 1. Referee, Keener; umpire, St. 
John; linesmen, Graff and McGrath. 

Five of the boys indulged in the first cross- 
country run of the season Friday afternoon. 
They were Anderson, Hum, Williamson, Al- 
cott and Colman. 

The College girls have now begun their reg- 
ular gymnasium work and their proposed 
basket-ball team it is now hoped will soon be 

The faculty was very well represented at the 
McCormick Seminary game. Too bad that 
the entire student body cannot be made mem- 
bers of the faculty so far as attendance to the 
games is concerned. 

Hallowe'en night the tennis lines were taken 
from the court, but the joke is probably on the 
takers as new lines were badty needed and now 
the trouble of taking up the old ones is saved. 
(But where are the new ones to come from?) 


With the interest that is at present mani- 
fested in the 'Varsity, "Cad" and second teams 
the class games seem to be almost forgotten. 

Saturday Mr. William Henry Smith returned 
to Lake Forest. 

Mr. Noel Anderson glories in the possession 
of a beautiful new black pony. 

Miss Frances Ward,of Chicago,visited friends 
at Lake Forest a few days of last week. 

Mr. Delavan Smith left Friday for New York, 
where he was called on business. 

Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Holt spent Sunday in Chi- 
cago at the home of Mr. Charles S. Holt. 

Miss Mary P. Thomson, who sang in church 
three years ago, visited at Mr. E. F. Chapin's 

Charles McPherson Holt, the youngest child 
of Mr. Charles Holt, was baptized in the Second 
Presbyterian church by the Rev. Simon J. Mc- 
Pherson Sunday. 

Mr. and Mrs. B3'ron L. Smith and family have 
not yet returned to Chicago, as stated last 
week. They will spend the month of Novem- 
ber in their Lake Forest home. 

Last Monday evening Jamie McClure celeb- 
rated his eleventh birthday. A few friends 
were invited in during the evening and passed 
the time in a very jolly way. 

Professor Palmer and Professor Truesdale, 
of the Academy, each had his "youngest" bap- 
tized Sunday. We now have William Francis 
Palmer, Jr., and Elizabeth Cushman Trues- 

Mrs. Humphrey spent several days in Lake 
Forest, part of her stay being passed at the 
home of Mrs. W. C. Larned. Mrs. Humphrey 
came to close up her house preparatory to 
spending the winter in New York City. 




Death, at all times sad, seems even more so 
when it claims for its victim one in the full 
vigor of early manhood. Many of the alumni 
and others will be surprised and pained to 
know that Lewis Elmer Zimmerman has gone 
from among us. His death came only after a 
long and painful struggle and it seemed as if 
his vigorous constitution must win, but his 
disease had gained too firm a hold and he died 
at his home in Dakota, 111., July 1. "Zim" was 
a member for years of the class of '92. While 
in College he was always engaged in some of 
the various enterprises that go to make up 
college life. He was very musical and was a 
member and leader in all musical organiza- 
tions and entertainments. He was a very act- 
ive member of the Athenian Literary Society 
and did much to promote her interests in many 
waj's during the year he was here. He was 
also one of the editors who got out the first 
Forester, was advertising manager of The 
Stentor and manager of the baseball team in 
the spring of '90. 

The Athenaean Society, inasmuch as L. E. 
Zimmerman was one of its most faithful mem- 
bers drew, the following resolutions: 

Whereas, God in His all-wise Providence has 
deemed fit to remove by death Lewis Elmer 
Zimmerman, one of the alumni of our society, 

Whereas, While a member of the societ}' he 
was most zealous in all his duties, both as an 
officer and as an active member, doing his 
utmost to promote the welfare of the society, 

Be it Resolved, That we express our sincere 
sympathy to his bereaved parents, brothers 
and sisters in their trying affliction, 

That a copy of this resolution be placed 
upon the minute-book of the society. 

R. L. Roberts, 
H. J. Bettex, 
J. E. Carver, 


In the report presented by Dr. Bryan in be- 
half of a committee appointed by the board of 
education of the Chicago Presbytery J. Z. 
Johnson '94, was recommended to be allowed 
to finish his course in the McCormick Semi- 
narj-, but not as an approved candidate. Dr. 
Bryan in giving an explanation of 
the action of the committee stated 
that while Johnson was earnest in his work he 
would not make a good minister, and that it 
was to save him from the mortification of 
being dropped that the present course had 
been taken. The action of this committee is 
much criticised because of their harsh treat- 
ment of young candidates for the ministry. It 

is both unfair to the candidates and dishonest 
to the Presbyterian Church to give aid to men 
for several years to be dropped finally as unfit 

Ex-'84— G. A. Mitchell called to see his 
alma mater last week. He manifested his old 
college spirit by subscribing for The Stentor. 
His present address is 2197 Gladys Avenue, 

'82 — Rev. Enos P. Baker has been appointed 
president of the College of the Southwest at 
Del Norte, Colo., and Mrs. Baker is instructor 
of German and English in the same institu- 

Walter F. Curry is now attending the Chi- 
cago Medical College and appeared on the 
Evanston campus University Day, October 31, 
as a N. W. U. student. 

C. H. Royce, one of the old boys of the Acad- 
emy, is in business at his home in Oconto, 
Wis., and has taken pne of the fair damsels of 
Oconto to be his wife. . 

Rev. G. D. Heuver's field of labor for the past 
three months has been at Libertyville; The 
work under his care is in a most encouraging 

The familiar face of W. B. Hunt, '9L was seen 
in a picture of the Princeton football team 
given in the Chicago Times-Herald last week. 

Ed U. Henry is studying law at the Chica- 
go College of Law and may be seen every day 
in the Title and Trust building, Chicago. 

'92 — Fred Skinner will hereafter live in the 
city and will room with E. S. Wells, '88, of the 
Daily News. 

Ex-'9-t — Rev. Richard Pugh has been in 
charge of the Presbyterian Church at Brod- 
head, Wis. 

'92— Rev G. W. Wright was at the last Presbj-- 
tery meeting appointed a committee on narra- 

Rev. David McAllister, a former Academy 
student, is now at Rooseville, Ohio. 

'95 — John G. Coulter came to spend the week 
end at home. 

Last Thursday night was one of great frivol- 
ity. Hallowe'en parties were the order of the 
evening. Miss Kathryn Baker entertained a 
few gbrls at the home of Miss Brown. Miss 
Gwethelyn Jones received her friends at her 
beautiful home. A number of young people 
gathered at the home of Miss Abby Piatt to 
pass the evening in jokes fitting for the occas- 


Volume IX. 

NOVEMBER 12, 1895. 

Number 7. 


Overhead the sky was blue, 

But, above the distant rim, 
All the setting light was dim 

From the haze it filtered through ; 
Yet the day seemed loth to die 
When the summer said good-bye. 

Yellow all the flowers that showed 
In the meadow by the lane ; 
Yellow, too, the ripened grain 

In the field beyond the road ; 

And the Golden Age seemed nigh 
When the summer said good-bye. 

On the hill the corn was still ; 
Not a motion anywhere, 
Not a breath disturbed the air ; 

But the evening's breathless chill 
Told us perfect days must die 
When the summer said good-bye, 
—Will t\ Brewer. 

Sergeant Wilton's Stripes. 

•JIT was a typical November night. The wind 
" howled around the street corners, beating 
the faces of pedestrians with a whirl of icy 
rain and sleet; and the whole city, under the 
misty, uncertain light of the arc lamps pre- 
sented an appearance most uninviting. 

Sergeant Wilton ran down the steps of the 
central police station and perfectly unconcious 
of the nasty weather started up Ninth street 
as if he knew where he wanted to go and 
meant to get there in the shortest possible 
time. It would not have taken a very close 
observer of human nature to have told that 
Jim Wilton was a happy man. His elastic 
step, the merry tune he whistled, in fact his 
every movement suggested it. And well he 
might be, for he had just "got his stripes" and 
to him they meant much more than the dig- 
nity of the office they represented and the 
honor attached to it. In recommending him 
the chief had said: "Wilton is indeed young, 
but he is also brave and energetic and above 
all his character is irreproachable. He de- 
serves a reward anyway for his gritty capture 
of those Bolton street counterfeiters and he 
has made no end of small hauls. He's a fellow 
who does his best wherever he's put." 

Jim turned up a cross street, ducking his 
head to avoid a cutting blast, and soon reached 
his destination. He sprang up the steps of the 
little two-story brick dwelling and gave the 

bell such a terrific pull that the next moment 
the door flew open and a little dark-haired 
damsel greeted him. 

"O, Jim," she cried, "how g-lad I am to see 
you, and on such a horrible night, too. Come 
in out of that storm immediately." 

"I've something important to tell you," said 
he laughingly as he walked in. "May, what do 
you think, I've been appointed sergeant — and 
we won't have to put off our wedding- any 
longer — and we can take that little house you 
liked so much on Twenty-first street. I saw 
the agent today. He said he would hold it for 

"O h!" was all she could say, but actions 

speak better than words. 
* * * 

"Sergeant," said the chief when Wilton re- 
ported for duty next day, "I want you to take 
six men tonight and raid that dive in the New- 
ton tenement. We have a good tip in regard to 
the crowd up there and you may be able to bag 
some big game. Be careful now and don't let 
any of them drop through. I shall rely on 
your judgment for the rest." 

"All right, sir," said Jim as he turned to go, 
but he knew it was not "all right." He was 
thoroughly acquainted with the Newton dive. 
Situated as it was on the fifth floor of an old 
rickety tenement, it was one of the worst in the 
city to raid; but raid it he must — he could 


think about the danger afterward. 

Promptly at ten o'clock he had his posse on 
the ground. There were two long flights of 
dirty, dark stairs to ascend, and ordering four 
ofthemen to go up the rear flight, Wilton 
crept softly up the front with the remainder of 
his force at his heels. Step by step, they tip- 
toed up. Thej' reached the fourth floor, and 
not a soul had been alarmed. Just then some 
one cried, "Who's there?" and on receiving no 
answer shouted, "Cops! Cops!! Cops!!!" Jim 
sprang up the remaining - stairs and dashed 
down a long, narrow hall after the fugitive. 

No one could tell exactly how it happened, 
but a door in the end of the corridor opened, 
there was a blinding flash and a volley of 
shots, and Sergeant Wilton sank into the arms 

of his men. 

* * * 

"I'm sorry to tell you, Miss, if you are one of 
his friends," said the surgeon to a yoting 
woman who had asked about Sergeant Wilton, 
"but the wound is fatal, and he will live but a 
short time. Yes, you may see him, he is sink- 
ing rapidly, but is still perfectly conscious." 

"It's hard luck, May;" murmured Jim, as she 
bent over him, "but I guess we'll have to — to 
put it off a while longer." C. S. R. 


During the days of this week the Young- 
Men's Christian Association at Lake Forest 
are observing" the week of pra3'er which is set 
aside for spiritual revival each year. The 
Sunday morning" service at the church marked 
the opening" of the week. Dr. McClure preached 
a very instructive and appropriate sermon to 
youth, his text being from the first book of 
Samuel, chapter XVIL42: "And when the 
Philistine looked about and saw David, he dis- 
claimed him, for he was but a youth and 
ruddy and of a fair countenance." At the eve- 
ning" church service brief addresses to the 
young men Were made by President Coulter 
and Mr. George H. Holt. 

Three meetings will be held in the College 
Chapel during the remainder of the week. 
The first one occurs this evening. It will be 
led by W. A. Newton and the subject will be, 
"Be in Earnest." Thursday evening H. J. 
Betten will be the leader and the subject for 
the meeting is to be: "God Hears Prayer." 
"A Father's Anxiety for a Rebellious Son" will 
form the subject of the closing service Satur- 
day evening, which will be led by the Rev. 
James G. K. McClure, D. D. 

Ellis U. Graff, chairman of the religious 

meeting committee of the Y. M. C. A. has 
charge of the arrangements for the week. 
Contrary to the custom of former years there 
are no union meetings in which all the depart- 
ments join. In the Academy there will be 
special meetings on several evenings. The}" 
are in charge of Cornelius Betten, president of 
the Academy' Association. 


What may be considered a very mysterious 
and singular case is reported in town and the 
family of Mr. Butler is said to be eating pre- 
served fruit dug from beneath the earth. 

Two years ago the Butlers lived at Lake 
Bluff. During that time they became the vie* 
tims'one night of the marauders who terror- 
ized the north shore by- entering houses and 
carrying away anything and everything- that 
was good to eat. Among other articles which 
tend to tickle the palate there were taken from 
the house two large boxes filled with quart 
jars of preserved fruit. 

Upon the grounds surrounding their new 
residence at Lake Forest the Butlers noticed 
for some time a conspicuous mound which 
seemed to have been there since Adam's day. 
Last week it was decided to ascertain what 
might be the cause of the elevation. After 
digging to the depth of six feet the spade 
struck wood and to the amazement of all two 
boxes of fruit jars filled with preserves were 
brought to light. It was the identical property 
lost long ago. The jars were intact and the 
fruit was as good as ever. 

Though this story is received with some in- 
credulity by Lake Forest people, it is vouched 
for as being absolutely true. How the assort- 
ment of preserves found its way from Lake 
Bluff to Lake Forest and how it came to be 
buried is beyond explanation, unless it was 
the work of tramps, who, taking thought for 
the morrow, laid up for themselves treasures 
beneath the earth. 


"As Providence willed, 

By her bicycle killed." 
Thus her epitaph ran, 

"In bloomers and cap, 
Through sad mishap, 

She went to her death like a man. 


Chicago University is certainly "fishing" for 
novelties. She will be the first university in 
this country to endow a chair of Egyptology. 


CONCERT AT FERRY HALL. , growing constantly so that there are over 

fifty pupils studying instrumental music at 

Lake Forest residents and students of the Ferrv Hall 

University were given a rare musical treat The hope ig being expressed in aH quartera 

Friday evening of the week which has just that there may be more recitals given in the 

passed when Rubinstein Demarest, the eight- future simi]ar to the one of Friday . 

3'ear-old musical prodigy, Clarence E. White- 

hill, the talented basso, and Prof. George Eu- SOCIAL CLUB FORMED. 

gene Eager, head of the department of instru- 

mental music in Ferry Hall Seminary, gave a Those members of the Athenian Society 

concert, to which everyone was invited, in the who have hitherto boarded with Mrs. James, in 

Ferr5 r Hall chapel. town, have found the walk three times a day 

Five or six selections were rendered by Mas- inconvenient and so have been looking for a 

ter Demarest and Mr. Whitehill, and Professor house where both board and rooms may be 

Eager closed the recital with two piano solos. had. The3 r have practicall}' decided to take 

The program given was as follows: the house of Mr. Butler, which is situated 

Sonata ..Mozart about half a mile south of College Hall. As 

Second piano part by Grieg. Rubinstein Mrs. Butler is in poor health the family deci- 

Demarest and Professor Eager. ded to move to Chicago, where she could be 

£1 P ^M S L an Serenade a- - • Col.yn constantly under the care of a physician. The 

(b) Allah Chadwick . J , 

Clarence Whitehill. house is well adapted to the purposes of the 

!a) Gavotte Hilla club, having eight bed rooms, besides parlors 

b) Solfegietto P. E. Bach an( j dining hall. Not only is it to be an eating 

/ •. t n M j?? ter Demarest. j b b t j th social features will play no 

(a) Two Grenadiers Schumann . ' . * ■> 

(b) One Sweetly Solemn Thought unimportant part, and to this end a few town 

Mr. Whitehill. fellows are to be counted as members. 

(a) Valse Les Cloches Wachs Those who will belong to the new club are: 

(b) "Fuer Klise^ ter ^^ ■ ■ - • Beethoven w w Jaeg . er> Q H ^^ R „_ Graff> H R 

(a) Valse Arabesque Lack Cragin, Jr., J. A. Conro, C. B. Hossack, E. R. 

(b) Dreaming by the Brook Goldbeck Brown, M. K. Baker, W. G. Condit, D. S. Went- 

Professor Eager. worth, S. R. Brearley, A. S. Reid, E. C. Yaggy, 

Every number on the program was received A. O. Jackson, R. L. Roberts, H. J. Betten. 

with hearty appreciation and liberal applause 

by the whole audience. The three who took LAKE FOREST ART INSTITUTE. 
part have all appeared before at Lake Forest Tuesday evening the Lake Forest Art Insti- 
and are well known to music lovers here. tme heW itg firgt meet ing of this fall at the 
Rubinstein Demarest, though but eight years home Qf Mr Byron L Smith A , number 
of age, has for two years been an excellent of membera were preS ent to hear Mr. W. M. R. 
pianist and he is daily improving. He prom- Frencb director of the Chicago Art Institute 
ises to become famous as a musician. He is read a Qn „ The Value of a Une „ Thg 
the protege of Mr. Eager, who has been his pape r was given in Mr. French's usual pleas- 
teacher and with whom he played at the j and instrnctive manner and aided by 
World's Fair, the couple being known as 'the drawi lucrative of the principles dis- 

twins" in musical circles at that time. Master „ ■, 


Demarest has appeared several times m pub- AbQut thirty _ five new memb ers were elected 

lie lately and his performances are invariably whicn makes the totaJ membership of the An 

successful. Institute over one hundred. Mr. W. C. Larned 

Mr. Clarence Whitehill s charming voice has . g ident Professor Malcolm McXeill is 

often been heard in Lake forest entertain- vice . preside nt, the secretary is Professor W. R. 

ments. He has been very successful lately Brid n and Mr . Granger Farwell is treas- 

and will probably go to Pans soon to com- urer 
plete his musical education. 

Professor Eager has become ver}' popular The Thursda}', a weekly periodical published 

in the years that he has been at Ferry Hall. in Pittsburg, Pa.,offers one thousand dollars in 

His skill as a pianist and instructor is recog- prizes for original stories of 2,500 to 3,000 words 

nized everywhere. The piano classes under in length, from students of American colleges 

the Professor and Miss Ripley have been all stories to be in by December 24, 1895. 


The Stentor. 

Published every Tuesday of the College year by The 

lake forest university stentor 

Publishing Company. 

John J. Price, ------ Editor-in-Chief 

S. K. GRUENSTEIN, - - - - Associate Editor 

H. B. CRAGIX, JR., ) ...... College 

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M. Wooisey, - Athletics 

J. M. EAKINS, ------- Exchange 

ARTHUR REID, - - Town 

Miss Lita Stoddard. ----- Ferrv Hall 
Miss Olive McClenahan, - - - Mitchell Hall 
R. B. KYLE, - - - - - Academy 

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J. E. CARVER, - Advertising Manager 

Subscription Terms: For the school year, $1.50 in 
advance. Single copies, 5 cents. 

Address all communications to The STENTOR, Lake 
Forest, 111. 

Entered at the post office, Lake Forest, 111., as second- 
class matter. 

All subscribers who have not yet paid their subscriptions 
will confer a favor on the management if they remit at once. 

If our President were called up by tele- 
phone and asked if he could rind it conven- 
ient to accept a million or two for Lake Forest 
University, we would teach Chicago Uni- 
versity how to celebrate in proper style, 
although bonfires are prohibited. 

MANY of our exchanges take up editorial 
space in telling how foot-ball games are lost 
and won. We have no excuses to make, and 
rather than go into the 'technicalities of the 
causes of failure we take our three goose eggs 
a week and say nothing. 

IF The Stentor is an actual necessity in 
Lake Forest University it should receive bet- 
ter support from the different departments in 
Lake Forest. If this support is not forthcom- 
ing we fail to see how The Stentor can hon- 
orably exist much longer. Surely every stud- 
ent, whether in Ferry Hall, Academy or Col- 
lege, is interested in having a good college pa- 
per, which will reflect the current life of their 

department, and we know that all are inter- 
ested in reading what is going on, whether 
thej r are subscribers or not. Each issue of 
The Stentor represents a great amount of 
work which is cheerfully given by the editor- 
ial staff in order that Lake Forest ma}* not lag- 
behind other colleges in college journalism. 
The Stentor should be a matter of pride to 
every student, as it is intended to represent the 
interests of every department. Let every 
student and alumnus manifest his loyalty to 
Lake Forest by sending his subscription to 
the business manager. 

If there is anything that makes a college 
man glad that he is living, it is a superabund- 
ance of college spirit. No fault can be found 
with Lake Forest students in the past, as our 
record in all matters athletic and oratorical 
will show. But all our past glory will ; not re- 
flect credit upon us now unless it is matched 
by present achievements. There seems to be 
a lamentable lack of that spirit which 
was once onr proud bo^st. This low 
ebb may be accounted for in dif- 
ferent ways. The gradual decline in 
athletics, especially in football, for the last 
two 3"ears we believe is largely responsible for 
this state of affairs,and then certain movements 
lately sprung' up among" the students have 
tended to divide that universal interest which 
was once manifested in all college matters. 
The literary societies, around which are 
grouped the brightest memories and associa- 
tions seem to have lost the con- 
spicuous place the}' once held in the life of 
the College. Nor has anything yet come 
which can fill their places. Perhaps, too, the 
many disappointments which the students 
have experienced in failing to see the 
college realize their highest ideals in its 
growth and prosperity have had a blighting 
effect upon their enthusiasm. But in the face 
of all these changes and discouragements we 
should not be cast down. There is enough 
that is bright and hopeful in our life here, if 
we but turn our faces toward it. Strong- 
earnest hearts are at work for the best welfare 
of the College. Let us give them the strong- 
est and most loyal support by working to- 
gether for the greatest good of the College, 
and by holding- the honor of the L T niversity as 
our first consideration in whatever we do. 
Then thei"e will be no occasion for lamenting 
the lack of college spirit in Lake Forest Uni- 


The Largest and the Smallest Pianists Who Have Ever Played at Lake Forest. 



What's become of the fire brigade? 

J. M. Vance has recovered from an attack of 

Mr. Blanchard, of Chicago, spent Thursday 
with Miss Hero. 

Mr. J. Wesley Coyner, of Farmington, 111., 
spent last Sunday with Miss Jack. 

J. W. Hubachek is confined to his room by 
an aggravated attack of tonsilitis. 

Will Jackson didn't wait till Thanksgiving 
before getting- a haircut. 

Quite a number of Mitchell Hall girls en- 
jo}'ed the concert at Ferry Hall Friday even- 

Misses McClenahan, Hodge, Wood and Mc- 
Nitt attended the Thomas concert Friday af- 

Cragin, Flack, Rheingans and Yaggy plaj'ed 
with the "Cads" against Morgan Park Saturday 

A new, long, portable blackboard of white 
wood has been constructed for the lectures in 

The Rhetoric classes under Mr. Hinck- 
ley were examined on the first book of Samuel 

Wood, Jackson, Anderson, Colman and Col- 
well finished in the run Friday and intend to 
tr3' it again. 

In the Chicago Evening Post of Nov. 5 ap- 
peared a cut and brief biographj' of Mr. 

Locomotion Art Institute-wards has been re- 
cently made practicable, several new planks 
having been laid. 

There will be a pupils' recital in which the 
piano classes at Ferry Hall are to take part 
within a few weeks. 

Will Rice is just recovering- from a severe at- 
tack of tonsilitis and Vance after a week's ill- 
ness is also getting around. 

Librarian Stanle}' desires that those who 
purchased papers at the reading room auction 
pay for them as soon as possible. 

Misses Mellen and Wetherhold attended the 
Y. W. C. A. convention held in Peoria, which 
lasted from Thursday over Snnday. 

The quick work of W. J. Root, the photogra- 
pher, enables The Stentor to print an excel- 
lent picture on another page this week. 

The sophomore girls of Mitchell Hall are 
busily engaged practicing a play to be given 
Nov. 22 before the Aletheian societ3\ 

According to a report received here William 
Y. Wasson, for a short time a student in the 
College, died at his home in Galesburg, 111. 

Ed. U. Henry came out from the city Satur- 
day to spend Sunday with George Rice. 
Henry is a graduate of the Academy and spent 
a year in the College. 

Baker, Conro and Cragin were invited to the 
home of Mr. and Mrs. Levi W. Yaggy where a 
small and select company were assembled in 
honor of Miss Dewey of Milwaukee. 

The freshmen had a final examination in 
geometry Thursday and Friday of last week. 
Professor McNeill said the class knew so much 
they couldn't write it all in one day. 

The poem printed on the first page of this 
issue comes from the pen of Lake Forest's 
talented poet, Professor W. F. Brewer. It also 
appeared in the November number of the Mid-' 
land Monthly. 

Slowly but steadily the College dormitory is 
crumbling- away. Wednesday evening a large 
area of plastering fell from the ceiling- on the 
second floor and students narrowly escaped 
being buried beneath the avalanche of debris. 

Football games in the reading- room should 
be promptly and severely put down. Boister- 
ous conduct and fooling with the lamps re- 
sulted in broken windows and nearly caused a 
fire recently. As it is, the ceiling and walls, 
newly painted, are black and covered with soot. 

Lake Forest's facult3 r is well represented in 
the last number of the Dial. A review of 
"Anima Poetse,"by Ernest Hartley 
published over the signature of Mr. Hunting- 
ton, while Mr. Stanley discusses Mr. Aubyn 
Trevor-Batt3-e's "Ice-Bound on Kolguev." 

Mr. Hinckley read the tragedy of Macbeth to 
a rather small but interested audience Thurs- 
day night. Those present report an able 
rendering of this difficult play. The readings 
deserve larger audiences, and anyone who 
comes to listen appreciatively will not go away 



Miss Smith, of Hornellsville, entered school 

Miss Jaynes, of Omaha, took dinner with 
Miss Young Thursday. 

Miss Anna Brown spent Sunda}', Nov. 9, with 
her sister, Miss Rosalind Brown. 

Miss Reid entertained her Sunday-School 
class informally at her home Tuesday after- 

Four of the seniors had the pleasure of at- 
tending the card party given by Mrs. L. W. 
Yaggy Thursday evening. 

Several of the girls gave a feast Saturdaj r 
evening in honor of Miss Utley's return and 
Miss Hogan's birthday. 

Miss Frances Utle3 r , of Dixon, a member of 
the class of '95, spent Sunday with her many 
friends at Fer^ Hall. 

There has been quite a good deal of sickness 
this week. The Misses Beeman, Sweet and 
Hogan have all been sufferers. 

B3' an almost unanimous vote of the girls 
the dinner hour at Ferry Hall has been 
changed from noon to 5:30 o'clock in the 

Miss Thompson gave a chapel talk Thurs- 
day morning on "The Complications Between 
Britain and the United States Concerning 

The regular gymnasium work seems to be 
much more popular than usual this fall. 
There are three classes, one for beginners and 
one for those more advanced in the work. 

Tuesda3' the long-looked-for ball for the bas- 
ket-ball set arrived and after placing the bas- 
kets in the gymnasium practice was begun. 
There are several difficulties to be overcome 
in using the gymnasium for the game, among 
them the small space and the many pillars 
and apparatus. However, ''Where there's a 
will there's a wa3 T ," and there is certainly* con- 
siderable "will" among the girls when it comes 
to playing basket-ball. We are fortunate in 
having several members who have pla3*ed be- 
fore and are very enthusiastic over the game. 

McWilliams' mother visited him Wednesda3% 
Coe3"'s grandfather paid him a visit Thurs- 

Arthur Mcintosh was ill for a few da3*s last 
week, but was able to take part in the Academy- 
Morgan Park game. 

Baldwin, Miller, Matthews and Kenned3 r are 
all in the hospital. 

Hamilton left for home Thursday. It is 
doubtful whether he will ever return. 

All but the football pla3 - ers are compelled to 
take g3 r mnasium practice twice a week. 

Someone should look after the tennis nets 
instead of letting them hang out in the rain. 

George Bartels, who was an Academ3- stud- 
ent last 3*ear, visited his old friends Tuesda3*. 

The friends of W. S. Dunham are sorry to 
hear of the sudden death of his mother at 
Wayne, 111. 

J. H. Stearns, who graduated from the Acad- 
em3* last year, has been elected president of his 
class at Williams College. 

The sight of water undoubted^- makes Rich 
dizz3'. He was standing on the Semina^- pier 
Sunda3 T when he sudden^- and unexpectedl3- 
fell off into the lake. Not satisfied with this, 
he went to the Larned pier, where he took an- 
other similar tumble. 

Corbett and Fitzsimmons have been tr3"ing to 
steal away and have a fight, but so far have 
been unable to do so. The3 _ should come to 
L. F. A. and take lessons from the two fellows 
who silentl3 T stole away to the rear of the A. 
M. E. Church under the cover of darkness and 
settled their differences in pugilistic fashion. 

A course of natural science lectures will be 
given at the Chicago Academy of Sciences dur- 
ing the month of November. The following 
is the schedule given: November 14 — 
George E.Hale, Professor of Astronomy, Uni- 
versity' of Chicago, Director Kenwood Observa- 
tory, "The Sun." A talk on our source of light 
and heat. November 21 — William A Locy T , 
Ph.D., Professor of Zoolog3', Lake Forest Uni- 
versity, "The Simpler Animals and Their Re- 
lation to Higher Forms." A talk on animals 
not familiar to the general public. Novem- 
ber 28— Charles F. Millspaugh, M. D., Cur- 
ator of Botan3', Field Columbian Museum, 
"Toadstools and Mushrooms." A talk on the 
lower forms of vegetal life. 

Those interested in military affairs at Cor- 
nell are at present considering the feasibilit3- 
of establishing at the Universit3 r a compan3' 
of the national guard. Provided a sufficjently 
large number of men desire to join the organ- 
ization and consent can be obtained to place 
it under the direct orders of the governor so 
that it may not be ordered on service during 
the school year, the organization of the guard 
will probabl3' be effected in the near future. 



Athletic News. 

$*iNH6#**iH&*&***#***iHfr##^**$ii} ******* 
Another Victim for Morgan Park. 

The Morgan Park Academy football eleven 
defeated the Lake Forest Academy team at 
Morgan Park Saturday by a score of to 0. 
The game was exciting from start to finish and 
was "anybody's game" almost until time was 
called. The Morgan Park team scored their 
touchdown and goal in ten minutes. After 
that the ball was carried up and down the 

In the second half the ball was kept in 
Morgan Park's territory most of the time and 
some fine work was done by the visitors. Lake 
Forest had the ball on the fifteen-yard line 
with three minutes to play when they lost it on 
downs, but shortly regained it. When time 
was called the ball was on Morgan Park's 
twelve-yard line. 

For Morgan Park Ewing, Fulton and Holste 
did good work, while for Lake Forest the feat- 
ures were the end runs of Yaggy and Mcin- 
tosh and the bucking of Miller and Jackson. 
Jaeger also played his usual star game at 

The line-up was as follows: 


Johnson left end Yaggy 

McNabb left tackle .Rheingans 

Webb left guard Werren 

Bigart center C rag-in 

Mc Alpine right guard Guthries 

Dickson right tackle Smiley 

Aitken right end Coey 

Mann quarter back Jaeger 

Ewing riglit half back Mcintosh 

Bell ('Capt.) left half back Jackson 

Fulton full back Miller (Capt.) 

Substitutes, Morgan Park, Holste, right half 
back. Touchdown, Ewing'. Goal from touch- 
down, Mann. Umpire, Professor Williams 
(Lake Forest). Referee, Richards (Morgan 
Park). Linesmen, Smith and Casey. 

The Cross Country Run. 
Of the twenty who intended starting in the 
cross country run Friday, the bad weather 
prevented all but five. But the run was a good 
one in spite of the mud, as the course was 
over paved roads and turf almost all the way. 
Leaving the "gym" at 4:30 o'clock, the route lav 
west on the paved road to the Catholic church, 
south on turf to the golf links, east to the 
tracks and north and east again on the road. 
At 4:55 o'clock all reached the gymna- 
sium, and taking out five minutes spent in 
fence vaulting, the time for the three miles 
was about twenty minutes which, is consider- 
ably better than that of the first run. Two 
runners of first-class promise have been 

brought out among the new men and some of 
the older men who never ran before are show- 
ing up well. Next Friday the distance will be 
the same as the last and manj' more are ex- 
pected to run. Everyone will find the longer 
runs easier if he begins with the shorter dis- 


Tennis is now a thing of the past, at least so 
far as 1895 is concerned. 

Smiley, of the Academy, had his ankle 
badly sprained in the Morgan Park game. 

The rainy weather of the past week greatly 
interfered with the practice of the 'Varsity and 
"Cad" teams. 

D. H. Jackson has received honorable men- 
tion in connection with Cornell's available ma- 
terial for her track team. 

The unpleasant weather of the past week has 
made the g3'mnasium the most popular place 
outside of recitation hours. 

Twenty-five students will probably be sus- 
pended from Hedding' College for engaging in 
a football contest, which their president for- 

The Chicago Athletic Association team has 
been doing exceptionally good work in the 
East, it being the first eleven to score against 
Pennsylvania this season. 

There is a movement on foot to organize a 
preparatory school athletic league between 
Morgan Park, Lake Forest and Northwestern 
Academies for the coming baseball season. 

The "Cads" have commenced to talk base- 
ball. The prospects for the coming season 
seem to be excellent and baseball enthusiasm 
is running high among the Academy men. 

Two things which seldom occur during a 
football season happened last week. Vail 
caught his own punt and Lehigh won a game 
by the smallest score possible, 2 to 0, by secur- 
ing a safety touchdown. 

The Morgan Park team plays the Lake For- 
est Academy again, this time at Lake Forest, 
Saturday, Nov. 16. The game will be called at 
3:30 p. m. Morgan Park expects to bring a 
large crowd with their team. 

The Rush-Lake Forest eleven will play Be- 
loit College at 11 o'clock Thanksgiving morn- 
ing in Elgin. The second eleven will go to 
Milwaukee Thanksgiving day to play the East 
Side high school team. Meanwhile the Acad- 
emy will rest on its laurels, no game being 
scheduled for that day. 

Manager Rice has been trying to make a 
date for a return game with the University of 
Chicago team. His efforts, however, have 
been in vain. He has just received a letter 
from Captain Stagg informing him that Chi- 
cago has a game scheduled for every remain- 
ing Saturday of the season, and that Stagg's 
men do not care to play Lake Forest on a mid- 
week day. Thus it becomes impossible for 
Lake Forest to retrieve her recent defeat on 
Marshall field. 



"We must have a story right away," said the 
reporter for the Gun as he entered the room of 
Herodotus, the father of history, etc. "T/hecity 
editor sent me to see what you might know. 
It is already eleven o'clock and we need an- 
other 'head' for the country edition. 

"Well, all I know tonight is that I'm awful 
tired. I attended a meeting of the green — 
green peas — no, I mean greenleaf — oh, I mean 
the Ivy club — It's green just the same, I 
knew that much, — the name, understand. 
It's something they have up at Lake Forest 
University. I'm tired, as I said before, but I 
don't mean to insinuate when talking for pub- 

"How about this ivj T -covered club?" asked 
the pencil pusher. 

"They're all right, only — well you might call 
up the Ferry Hall senior class and they'll tell 
you the rest." 

"Wouldn't Miss Sargent press the canine into 
service if I should call so late at night? You 
know the}' alwa5's retire at 9:55 at Ferry Hall." 

"That makes no difference," replied the sage 
of Halicarnassus. "Those seniors stay "up late 
at night watching for lemonade thieves since 
their last party and perhaps for the returns 
from the duel they're fighting — I mean those 
Cads — behind the A. M. E. Church. However, 
I'll tell you all I know. You see there's three 
of 'em, the Sem seniors, the College seniors and 
congeniality. Eut the last-named wasn't 
strong enough to draw two such formidable 
bodies together. So the nine boys are content 
with six girls, which certainly is a plentiful 
sufficiency, and the Sems invite the Cads Hal- 
lowe'en, a similar plentiful sufficiency. 

"That's a good story. It'll make just what 
the Gun wants. But, by the way, how about 

"I'm not posted there, you'll have to see Man- 
ager Rice," answered Herodotus. "If you 
want a 'scoop' though, I'll give you a sugges- 

"Let's have it," said the seeker after news. 

"Why, it would be a great thing for the Gun 
if the next time the 'Varsity, Academy and the 
Second 'Varsity teams play ball on the same 
afternoon, as they did the other day, you 
•would have a balloon go up with one or two 
reporters and then describe in your next issue 
how it looks to see Lake Forest accumulates 
zeros at one time, or a grand total of seventy- 
eight to nothing. Wouldn't that be great? 
Why that would exceed my famous 'scoop' 

during the time I was a reporter on the 
Stentor — the Athens Stentor, of course — in 
about 400 B. C, when I wrote up that story 
about Crcesus and had my salary raised on 
account of it. 

"Good night; you've got enough for this 
time. Come again," said the tired man and 
the Gun reporter hurriedly departed for his 
office with a "much obliged, Herodotus. 
You are just the man to get news from." 


Saturday morning about 6:30 the three days' 
rain ceased and snow began to fall for the first 
time this fall. 

Miss Gwethelyn J ones gave an informal dance 
in honor of some of her girl friends on last 
Saturday afternoon. 

Mrs. Yaggy gave a card party in honor of the 
Ferry Hall seniors Thursday evening. All the 
"Sems" report the evening one of great pleas- 

Thursday evening Dr. McClure took part in 
the installation of the successor to Dr. N. D. 
Hillis in the First Presbyterian Church of 

A special service, preparatory to the week of 
prayer of the Young Men's Christian Associa- 
tion was held in the Presbyterian church Sun- 
day evening. 

The Butler family left Lake Forest Monday 
to spend the winter in their city home. Mrs. 
Butler is not very well and wishes to be 
nearer her Chicago physician. 

Mrs. Grant Stroh and daughter left Lake For- 
est last Friday for their new home at Woodhull, 
111. Mr. Stroh has been called to the pastorate 
of the Presbyterian church of that place. 

Quite a number of town people attended the 
recital given at Ferry Hall Friday evening. 
The evening was an especially enjoyable one 
and many thanks are due Professor Eager for 
his kindness. 

Saturday evening Miss Alice Anderson g-ave 
a candy pull at her home. Miss Alice was as- 
sisted in receiving by her sister, Miss Mildred 
Anderson. Before the candy was sampled the 
game of "ghost" was played. The "ghosts" 
were Miss Martha Butler, who read a ghost 
story of Rudyard Kipling; Mr. J. K. Anderson, 
who sang a song, and Miss Augusta Stuart, 
who favored the gathering -with a "jig." These 
punishments having been exacted, there 
was a "Virginia reel," "Old Dan Tucker," etc., 
and all departed after partaking of the refresh- 





George Ellis is teaching in Lakewood, N. J. 

Ed U. Henry came out from the city Sunday 
to visit his cousin. 

C. O. Parish, '95, spent Sunday with his 
friends at Lake Forest. 

Fred C. Vincent, ex-'97, was the guest of C. S. 
Weaver Fridaj' evening. 

The engagement of Luther N. Rossiter,'93, to 
Miss Fannie K. Fowler, of Lake Bluff, has been 

Rev. Herbert E. House was received from the 
Presb3 r tery of Winnebago, Wis., to that of St. 
Paul, Minn., lately. 

The name of J. Z. Johnson has been recom- 
mended to be restored on the roll of the Chi- 
cago Presbytery as a candidate for the minis- 

The picture of J. A. Bloomingston, ex-'94, ap- 
peared in the Chicago Times-Herald Friday 
together with the statement that he is the best- 
developed man on the Ann Arbor football 

The Rev. N. D. Hillis, D. D., delivered the 
charge to the people at the installation of the 
Rev. John H. Bo3'd, D. D., as pastor of the First 
Presbyterian church of Evanston, of which Dr. 
Hillis was formerly the pastor. 

W. H. Humiston, '91, former organist of the 
church, writes to The STENTOR from South 
Norwalk, Conn. , where he is engaged in the 
musical profession. He has given a number 
of recitals which have received very flattering 
press notices. 

In the October number of the Presb3'terian 
and Reformed Review, under the head of Exe- 
getical Theology Professor S. F. Vance, '85, 
now of Parsons College, reviews a late work of 
Professor D. Adolf Juelicher, professor of the- 
ology in Marburg, entitled "Introduction to 
the New Testament." 

J. H. S. Lee, '95, is playing on the senior 
team at Harvard. In the games between the 
seniors and juniors the score was tied in the 
first two and in the third the score was: juniors 
6, seniors 4. In commenting on the second 
game the Crimson in speaking of the play 
says: "The best playing for '96 was done by 
Lee at half," and in the last game: "After sev- 
eral good rushes by Arnold and Lee, the lat- 
ter went over the goal line for a touchdown," 
and again, "For '96 Lee at half-back plaj-ed a 
strong game." Western fc 
influence felt in the East. 

The grand stand on the University of Mich- 
igan athletic field was destroyed by fire last 
week with a loss of $500. The management has 
decided not to build another this fall. 

President Carter is one of the signers of the 
protest issued by the Man Suffrage Associa- 
tion against extending municipal suffrage to 
women. — The Williams Weekly. 

The largest football scores on record were 
made as follows: Harvard against Exeter, in 
1886, 158-0; Yale against Wesleyan, in 1886, 
126-0; Princeton against Lafayette, in 1884, 

The Ames Agricultural College, Iowa, was 
obliged to close its doors because the water 
supply suddenly failed. Some perhaps will 
discover in this another argument against 

The Northern Oratorical League, compris- 
ing the Universities of Michigan, Wisconsin, 
Iowa and Chicago, Northwestern Universit}' 
and Oberlin College, will hold its annual con- 
test this year in Chicago, probably in Central 
Music Hall. 

Professor Frederick Starr, the Stanley of 
Chicago, has returned from a long expedition 
in Mexico in company with several students. 
He will publish a single volume containing a 
few results of his work in anthropology there. 
— The Collegium Forense. 

The Illinois State Oratorical contest was held 
at Blackburn Universitj'.Carlinville, October 5. 
The first prize in orator was awarded to Fred 
Elliot, of Monmouth, and the second to Asp- 
lund, of Illinois College. The next contest will 
be held at Bloomington with the Illinois Wes- 
lej r an College. 

A number of new restrictions have been 
placed upon the students at Brown, of which 
the following is one: "Ever3' student is abso- 
lutely forbidden to smoke or carry a lighted 
cigarette, cigar, or pipe in an3~ corridor, hall 
or public room in an3' of the buildings be- 
longing to or controlled b3~ the university." 

The plan to build a great National Univer- 
sity by the United States to be txnder govern- 
ment support and control is again revived and 
is meeting with increased favor. The plan is 
almost certain in time to materialize. Just 
now comes the Masonic fraternit3' with the un- 
paralleled project recentl3 T discussed in the 
Knights Templar conclave at Boston to estab- 
lish a universit3' which shall have the princely 
endowment of $50,000,000. 


Volume IX. 

NOVEMBER 19, 1895. 


Number 8. 

My lady is a ray of light! 

So glintingly she passes, 
With ripple-wake, her foot-steps shake 

No dew-drop from the grasses; 
But violets startle as they take 

Her blessing-, little lassies! 

My lady is a ra}' of light 

Athwart the garden drifting; 

Her footstep tells the drooping bells 
Their heads to be uplifting; 

And, red of heart, the rose-bud swells 
White lil}'-bulbs are rilting. 

My ladj' is a ray of light! 

As o'er the earth she rises, 
The woodlands long are quick with song, 

The breeze breathes sweet surmises; 
A flush is on the mountains strong 

When she their peaks surprises. 

M3' lady is a ray of light! 
So goldenly she passes, 
The sunbeams fair all hide their hair. 

Astonied at the lassie's. 
With wonder-widened eyes they stare, 
Eor she their light surpasses! 

— H. B. Hinckley. 

Eugene Field. 

We have lost a poet whom many critics say 
was the master of the poetry of children. He 
was, indeed, the master of that poetry. No one 
who has read his "Little Boy Blue" could for- 
get it. The "Little Peach" has become famous 
all over the country. There are many other 
writings in a similar spirit, some of them 
touching, some of them humorous, all of 
them delightful. In my own home life the 
reading of these poems has been a very great 
pleasure to all who have heard them. They 
do appeal to children and those who love 
children, but there is more than that — great as 
it is — that Eugene Field has done. 

He has written some of the most pathetic 
stories that we know. It has been said that 
humor and pathos must go side by side. That 
■was true of Dickens. It is also true of Eugene 
Field. I am a little surprised that those who 
have written about him have not said more 
about the humorous part of his work. The 
poetry is the best that he wrote, but neverthe- 
less there is a good deal in prose which the 
critics do not mention — or at least do not 
dwell upon. "Joel Baker's Christmas" is equal 
to Dickens in some of the touches upon the 
keynotes of human feeling. "The Christmas 
Carol" is greater, but there is something won- 
derful in the thought of this poor old man far 
away from home who thought there was no 
Christmas for him. He was despondent. He 
was lonely. Then came the thought of those 
Christmas times at home. They woke up 

early and there were two sleds. Joel and his 
brother rushed out with them before it was 
light. In the old New England home there 
was plenty of snow. Coasting was to be 
found, and the girls liked it as well as the 
boys. Down the hill the} 7 went almost before 
the sun had risen. Joel took Martha on his 
sled and won the race. Here the pathos comes 
in. Martha was dead. She had loved him but 
she passed away and left him alone. Then he 
found the little child across the street who 
had nothing whatever, not even as much as 
poor bereaved Joel, and he thinks, "I will make 
a Christmas for him." He does it. He makes 
the child happy and in that happiness finds 
his own. 

These wonderful short stories have not been 
noticed as they deserve. It seems to me they 
are among the most remarkable of Eugene 
Field's works, although he is criticized or 
praised mostly in reference to his poetr}'. 
There are many of these stories and it seems 
to me there is not one of them that is without 
some touch of nature, some sympathy with 
man, that marks a genius which could under- 
stand both. 

There is a little story about a man who 
bought from a book agent an encyclopedia. 
The volumes kept coming year after year. 
There seemed to be no end of the different let- 
ters. He hoped he might live to "Z" but th e 
book agent came to his death-bed and said 
there was an index! He could not live for 


that, because he thought "Z" must be the end, 
and he died wondering- why "apples" should in 
the encyclopedia be referred to "pomolog," the 
volume "P" not having yet appeared. He won- 
dered when his first baby came why "baby" 
should be referred to "maternity," volume "M" 
not having yet appeared. The story is full of 
a humor that is characteristic of Eugene Field 
and resembles in some lines and perhaps in 
some of the deeper, more carefully studied 
parts even the humor of Dickens. Higher 
praise than that could hardly be given. Nev- 
ertheless it seems to me that Eugene Field de- 
serves even such a tribute of admiration. One 
might add even gratitude to him because he 
made home life more charming, more valuable 
than it had been before. He told his stories of 
childhood and wrote again and again about 
the little ones. 

It is well to think that this writer has toned 
the home. That is what the Anglo-Saxon 
loves. His home is his castle, but he will not 
refuse entrance there to one who comes to tell 
him of the loveliness of childhood, and also to 
amuse him with many a witticism that lifts 
up a weary hour. Eugene Field has come 
into our homes with his love of children and 
his wonderful sense of humor. We should be 
glad that he has done so much to enrich our 
lives. Walter Cranston Larned. 


The week of prayer for the Young Men's 
Christian Association was observed in the 
College last week. Three evening' meetings 
were held in the chapel. Tuesday evening W. 
A. Newton was the leader. The subject was 
"Be in Earnest." H. J. Betten led the meeting 
Thursday evening. "God Hears Pra3'er" was 
the topic of the evening. 

Dr. McClure addressed the last meeting of 
the week, which was held Saturday evening, 
his subject being "A Father's Anxiety for a 
Rebellious Son." All the services were well 
attended and much interest was manifested by 
those who were present. 


The first meeting of the Biological Club for 
the current year was held in the chapel Fri- 
da3~ afternoon with Dr. Coulter presiding and 
the students of ten different biological courses 
in attendance. This meeting began the third 
year of the club's existence. Dr. Coulter spoke 
briefly of its aims and advantages, pointing 
out that the aim of such a club is to engender 

a biological atmosphere not of the class-room 
flavor, to introduce the student to the living 
subject, to the representative men and the 
work they are doing, to keep apace with the 
progress of biological thought and investiga- 
tions and to secure training in the art of pre- 
senting biological subjects to an audience. 
The club will aim to keep informed as to the 
contents of current biological publications 
and both instructors and students will from 
time to time present reviews of papers or ac- 
counts of original research work, while, as 
formerly, representative biologists from other 
institutions will be invited to address the 

Professor Locy gave a talk on the person- 
al ity and work of the late Professor Huxley. 

Mr. Bray was to have discussed certain in- 
teresting structures and habits among carni- 
vorous plants, but owing to lack of time the 
discussion was deferred until the next meet- 
ing, which will occur in three weeks. 

The meetings of the club are open to all per- 
sons whose interest in biological subjects in- 
clines them to attend. 


When a man who glories in the name of ed- 
itor, of however insignificant a sheet, comports 
himself within the bounds prescribed to gen- 
tlemen, well .and good; he will move on his 
own particular curve and neither be molested 
nor be a nuisance to others. He will be treated 
with forbearance even though he cannot be 
respected. But when he finds that he is not 
attracting to himself that envied attention 
which he vainly thinks his due, and resorts to 
questionable methods for the enlargement of 
the circulation of his paper, it is high time to 
look out for him and give him a wide berth. 
And when, because a law-abiding tradesman 
cannot see the advantage of inserting an ad- 
vertisement in an uncirculated and uncircula- 
table sheet, he retaliates by inserting in the 
news (?) column an item reflecting to the dis- 
advantage of the aforesaid tradesman, then 
the man descends to a pretty low level to do a 
trick which it is needless to say is never done 
by gentlemen or editors. 

THE STENTOR has other instances in mind, 
the publication of which would not bring re- 
nown to the aforementioned alleged editor. 
There is an old sa3'ing that "a word to the wise 
is sufficient," but The Stentor cannot now re- 
call any proverb which would apply to one of 
the opposite class. 



Indications just now promise that Frida} r 
of this week will be a gala day of no small di- 
mensions at Lake Forest. The football eleven 
of Carroll College, one of three schools which 
were recentl}' affiliated to Lake Forest Univer- 
sity, will come down from Waukesha on the 
12:28 train and an interesting game with the 
"Cad" eleven will take place in the afternoon. 
The president of Carroll College and nearly all 
of the faculty and students of the institution 
are expected to accompany the team for the 
purpose of taking a look at their newly- 
adopted mother and paying a visit to Lake 
Forest "on general principles," for many of 
those who are soon to graduate there will be 
enrolled in the College next year. 

There will probably De no recitations Friday 
afternoon and the time of the students will be 
devoted to seeing ihe game and entertaining 
the guests of the University. There are about 
125 students at Carroll, so that if man}' of them 
make the trip the crowd will by no means be 

"As many of the proressors and students of 
Carroll College as can come will be here Fri- 
day, but no special ceremonies will take place," 
said President Coulter when questioned by a 
reporter for The Stentor. 

"Will there be a bonfire if we win the 
game?" was the next query. 

"Well, the boys mustn't burn up the side- 
walks around here." 

"Could you suggest some other method of 
celebration, if, say, the Carroll boys should win 
and should desire to celebrate here at head- 

"Oh, you mustn't let them win the game." 
Dr Coulter said nothing more about fires. 


Friday evening, November 22, will be sopho- 
more evening in the Aletheian Society. 

* * * 

This week the Athenians will have the fol- 
lowing program: Society paper, E. U. Graff 
and J. E. Carver; declamation, M. K. Baker; 
reading, E. R. Brown; debate, W.A.Graff and 
C. B. Hossack — Resolved, that all church 
property should be taxed. 

* * * 

Friday evening was "new members' evening" 
in the Athensean Society. The following pro- 
gram was ably rendered: Declamation, W. G. 
Condit; paper on athletics, D. S. Wentworth; 
reading from Les Miserables, R. B. Dunn; 

Debate — Resolved, That no student should be 
allowed to take more than three studies. The 
debate was won by Carver, who took Rhein- 
gans' place. The affirmative was upheld by J. 
A. Anderson. Lively discussion followed in 
the sentimental debate. 

* * * 

Zeta Epsilon will give the following pro- 
gram at its next meeting, November 22: Dec- 
lamation, J. A. Torney; essay, H. Gillespie; de- 
bate — Resolved, That the election of President 
Cleveland to a third term would be detrimen- 
tal to the United States" — Affirmative, A. J. 
Colman and C. E. Keener; negative, B. F. Hill 
and H. M. Flack; reading, W. S. McCullagh; 
impromptu, J. B. Williamson. 

* * * 

The regular meeting of the Alethian Society 
was held in Aletheian Hall Friday evening. 
After the customary opening- exercises the 
Misses Coleman, Sawyer and Tupper were in- 
itiated. Following this ceremony came the 
literary program: Music, "Alethian," by the 
society; essay, Miss Jean Wood; declamation, 
Miss Flora McDonald; vocal solo, Miss Alice 
Keener; reading, Miss Miriam McNitt; music, 
mandolin and guitar, Misses Hodge and Mel- 
len; debate — "Resolved, That the United States 
Should Acknowledge Cuba as a Belligerent" — 
Affirmative, Miss Skinner; negative, Miss 
Wetherhold. The decision was in favor of the 


Considerable interest has been manifested in 
the organization of the new club or fraternity 
which moved into the Butler house last week. 
The idea of securing - a house for its accommo- 
dation had been in the minds of the members 
of the organization for some time, and having 
secured the house of Mr. Butler completely 
furnished last Tuesday, they took up their 
abode there. 

The name of the new fraternity will be the 
Phi Pi Epsilon Societ}'. Oakenwalcl is the 
name given the house, which is handsome 
and modern throughout and furnished in such 
a way that it is thoroughly adapted to the 
needs of the "frat" members. 

Affairs have taken such a turn at Lake For- 
est that now the College is abreast with other 
institutions in the matter of Greek letter socie- 
ties. Visitors are always welcome at Oaken- 
wald and the members of the Phi Pi Epsi'on 
extend through THE STENTOR a cordial invi- 
tation to their friends. 


The Stentor. 

Published every Tuesday of the College year by THE 

lake forest university stentor 
Publishing Company. 

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Address all communications to THE STENTOR, Lake 
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All subscribers who have not yet paid their subscriptions 
will confer a favor on the management if they remit at once. 

Now that the Eastern colleges are slowly 
taking up the Western idea of intercollegiate 
oratorical contests, we may expect to see a re- 
vival of American oratory which many have 
considered to be one of the lost arts. 

It is The Stentor'S good fortune to be able 
to publish in this issue an excellent paper on 
the late Eugene Field. Mr. Walter Cranston 
Larned, a resident of Lake Forest and con- 
tributor to Scribner's Magazine and the Chi- 
cago Record, is the writer of the article. 

The clubs which were such a prominent 
feature of the College last year have shown 
but little signs of life thus far. The Biological 
Club is one of the first to reorganize and we 
hope soon to hear of the revival of the Latin 
and the Social Science clubs. 

At Harvard it is beginning to dawn upon 
the youthful football aspirants that the faculty 
requires some stud3' even during the football 
season. This is hard for Captain Brewer, but 

every right-minded person who clings to the 
old-fashioned idea that college is the place for 
study will rejoice in the faculty decision which 
compels the devoted football captain to relin- 
quish his favorite sport in order to carry out 
what should be his real purpose in college — 
namely, class work. 

ONE very interesting character that is gener- 
ally found in every college is the man whose 
one pre-eminent idea is reform; who considers 
it to be his mission to hasten the millenium 
of good will and peace; who when he sees what 
he considers to be two rival factions sharpen- 
ing their weapons for practice, deems it to be 
his bounden duty to kill both in order to have 
peace, deathly peace. And the strangest thing 
of all is that such a man can find a few follow- 
ers who are ready to be his willing servants 
in carrying out his mistaken ideas. 

And now the college woman is command- 
ing more and more the respect of the most 
conservative educators. Long years ago she 
proved herself the equal, and sometimes the 
superior of man in the class-room. For several 
months the press, especially the leading 
magazines, have devoted considerable space to 
the college woman, both as to her qualifica- 
tions for married or single life, andhercapaci- 
ty for business, with the odds all in her favor. 
Now President Angell, of the University of 
Michigan, most conservative of thinkers, an- 
nounces that in the policy at Ann Arbor no 
discrimination as to sex shall be made hence- 
forth in choosing members of the faculty; and 
furthermore, a woman will be given prefer- 
ence over a man if she is better qualified. 

Lake Forest University's need of a more 
liberal endowment in order to carry out its 
great work was clearly set forth in an editorial 
which appeared in the Inter Ocean of Novem- 
ber 15. This plea in behalf of Lake Forest, com- 
ing as it does from one of Chicago's great 
dailies, is significant in showing the great 
opportunities for developing the intellectual 
life of Chicago and its suburbs by giving most 
liberal support to the institutions in our 
midst. Everyone who is interested in the cause 
of higher education rejoices in the marvellous 
development of the two great universities, 
Chicago and Northwestern. Their growth 
has given a wonderful impetus to education 
throughout the Northwest. Every friend of 
Lake Forest realizes the grand possibilities in 


store for this University if the opportunities 
for development are most freely given. Rep- 
resenting as it does one of the great denomi- 
nations, the influence of the University should 
be no less wide than that of the institutions 
which represent two of the other great denomi- 


There are some who think that chapel at- 
tendance should be made compulsory, if for 
no other reason than to bring the entire stu- 
dent bodj- together for the purpose of hearing 
announcements or some talk on secular mat- 
ters. The primary object of the chapel hour 
should not be lost sight of. It is intended for 
religious exercises and should not usurp the 
functions of the bulletin board. A spirit of 
devotion should mark all the services, nor 
should anything be permitted that would de- 
tract from their solemnity. The very thought 
of compulsory chapel attendance is distaste- 
ful in the extreme, and Lake Forest students 
have reason to congratulate themselves that 
it is part of the past and finds no place in our 
present history. But the chapel hour can be 
made helpful and interesting to every student 
who is in sympathy with its purpose, and who 
believes that the time spent thus means a bet- 
ter preparation for the duties of the day. The 
chapel services as conducted here have be- 
come somewhat liturgical in character. This 
is a hopeful tendency which we hope will in- 
crease, as it permits all to have some share in 
the services and tends to develop an aesthetic 
and refined spirit of worship. Harvard fur- 
nishes an instructive example to other colleges 
in the matter of chapel services as ma)' be 
seen by the following clipping from the Ober- 
lin Review: 

What is the result of voluntary chapel at 
Harvard? Undoubtedly a smallerattendance, 
but a wonderful increase in the reverence and 
solemnity of the exercise. Chapel here is in- 
spiring. No one ever talks or laughs, the men 
come in quietly and sit down, man}' with bow- 
ed heads; you see that only those are there 
who are willing and desirous of worshipping 
God. A song by the choir, a responsive read- 
ing, a seven-minute talk by the leader of confi- 
dential advice and encouragement, a scripture 
reading and prayer, no announcements nor 
speeches on secular matters, nothing- but a 
solemn, uplifting and beautiful religious ser- 

The increase of colleges in America during 
the last hundred years has been marvellous. 
Before the breaking out of the Revolutionary 
war nine were in existence and now the total 
number is 451. 

The second meeting of the University Club 
was held Thursday evening at the house of 
Professor Walter Smith. A large number was 
present and the program was one of unusual 
interest. After a piano solo had been given by 
Miss Sizer and Miss Fales had rendered a vocal 
selection, Professor Edward Capps, of the Uni- 
versity of Chicago, gave a paper on "The Kxca - 
vations of the Americans at the Heraeum in 
Argos." The paper proved very entertaining 
and was given in a fluent, easy style. After 
speaking of the progress which has been made 
in archaeology since the explorations of 
Schliemann the speaker dwelt at length on 
the various excavations which have been made 
under the direction of the American School of 
Classical Studies at Athens. He described the 
method in which permission to make excava- 
tions is obtained from the authorities and how 
workmen are secured and gave a vivid picture 
of the life of the excavator. Professor Capps 
alluded to other excavations in Greece but de- 
voted the greater part of his talk to a detailed 
description of the discoveries at Argos during 
the last three or four years. He also men- 
tioned the discover}' of a theatre at Thorikos, 
and of other ruins excavated in Icaria in 
Attica where the first worship of Bacchus was 
conducted, in Sparta and in Eretria in the 
island of Euboea. Professor Capps exhibited 
several photographs of excavations and arti- 
cles discovered. 

After the paper Miss Fales sang "Maid of 
Athens" and "Trust Her Not." After socially 
enjoying themselves those present departed. 
The next meeting will be held at Professor 
Locy's Nov. 29 and Mr. W. L. Bray is to give 
the paper. 

A joint committee of six from the Harvard 
Union and the Harvard Forum is working to 
complete the arrangements for this year's de- 
bates with Yale and Princeton. For the Yale 
debate, which will be held at New Haven, Yale 
must choose the question and Harvard has 
the choice of sides. The date, though not yet 
exactly settled, will be about the first of May. 
The Princeton debate will take place in Cam- 
bridge early in March. This year it is Har- 
vard's turn to choose the subject, of course 
giving Princeton the choice of sides. — Har- 
vard Crimson. 

"What is Theory?" was asked the thought- 
ful man. "Theory," he answered, "is that 
which might have been in place of what is." 



Who saw the wreck? 

The rhetoric class has begun the study of 

W. S. McCullagh was sick a part of last 

Miss Jessamine Britton spent Sunday with 
friends in the city. 

J. \V. Hubachek is around again after a long 
siege of tonsilitis. 

Thirteen of the new club members moved 
into the Butler house last Tuesday. 

Jaeger and Hossack were both confined to 
their rooms a few days last week on account of 

On Wednesda3 T of last week Professor Halsey 
ran a twig into his left eye and seriousty in- 
jured the cornea. 

Dreaded tonsilitis is losing its hold on the 
faculty and students and the patients are con- 
valescing rapidl3'. 

J. W. Ramse}' was visited Sunda}' b} r an old 
schoolmate who is now attending the North- 
western School of Pharmacy. 

L. A. Greenwood, formerly of the Academy, 
now connected with the Equitable Life Insur- 
ance Company, visited friends in the College 

Some changes in occupanc}' of rooms, made 
possible by the removal from College Hall of 
the club to the Butler house, have recently 
been made. 

All who can should go to Elgin and see the 
last game of the season, which will be played 
Thanksgiving da3' between the Beloit and 
Lake Forest teams. 

Visitor to Student: "What is that awful 
groaning and sighing going on in that room?" 
Student: "Oh, that's nothing; it's only Profes- 
sor Booth's class in voice culture." 

Yesterday the old and ragged matting which 
has adorned the reading room for several ages 
was taken up, but no steps have been taken to 
put in its place a new carpet or matting. 

The gymnasium work is creating great en- 
thusiasm among the girls. Basket-ball is es- 
pecially enjoyed and there seems to be material 
for an excellent team. The class now num- 
bers about twenty -five. 

A celebration much resembling an Irish 
wake was held Tuesday evening in the Col- 
lege dormitory after the departure of several 
occupants for their new quarters. Crepe was 
hung on the doors and general festivities fol- 

Two members from each of the literary so- 
cieties of the College have been appointed to 
confer with the social science department in 
regard to arranging a debate with the Univer- 
sity of Chicago, such as the debate last 3 r ear, 
when Lake Forest won a victory over the Chi- 
cago men. 

The time of the regular meeting of the 
Young Women's Christian Association has 
been changed from Tuesday evening to Sun- 
da}' afternoon at 4:15 o'clock in order that all 
the young women of the College may have a 
chance to attend. It. is hoped that all will 
take advantage of this opportunity. Special 
efforts are being made to make these meetings 

A petition is being circulated in the College 
for the purpose of gaining from the faculty a 
holiday on Friday, November 29, the daj T after 
Thanksgiving. In view of the fact that the 
document will be handed in in due season and 
that many of the students will go home 
Wednesday evening and remain until Monday 
whether or not there will be school Friday, it 
seems likely that the faculty will grant the re- 

Lake Forest's Hoosier friends down at Wa- 
bash College put a premium on originality, 
though the3 T are adepts at making some awful 
excuses whenever they are defeated. A speci- 
men of their brilliancy was the poster with 
which thej 7 annovinced the game played Sat- 
urda3'. It read as follows: 




The Huge and Husky Blooming Beauties 

of the 


Will go Against the Eleven Prize Winners 

of Florist Arms' 


The Plume Pulling Will Begin Promptly at 

2:30 p. m. Admission, 50 cents. Ladies free. 



Miss Metcalf and Miss Hanson entertained 
friends Sunday evening. 

Miss Beeman, who has been very ill with 
tonsilitis this past week, is rapidly recovering- 

The class in domestic science has been 
deeply absorbed in drawing plans for the 
ideal home. 

Basket-ball is in full force at Ferry Hall. 
One dignified senior was heard to say that she 
would rather play basket-ball than eat. 

Guests at Ferry Hall Sunday were: Mrs. 
Hayes, of Chicago, with her daughters; Miss 
Young, with Miss Reynolds; Miss Beach, with 
her sister; and Miss Matzinger, with her sister. 

Miss Treat, of Chicago, spent Sundaj 7 with 
her cousin, Miss Ra3'mond, and sang at the 
vesper service. She is leading soprano in the 
Sinai Temple and her singing is exceptionally 

The faculty granted the petition of the girls 
sent in a short time ago asking for the privi- 
lege of making up the recitations of Friday of 
Thanksgiving week in order that the recess 
might last from Wednesday until Monday. 
Consequently school was held Saturday morn- 
ing and will be held next week also. 

Professor Bridgman has favored the gen- 
eral literature class with two talks this week — 
one Saturday on Homer and the Iliad, the 
other, given 3-esterday, having for its subject 
the Odysse}". The class has been studying 
epics of all languages for the past two months. 
The next subject to be taken up will be Dante's 

The chief social event of the past week at the 
Seminary was the wedding Saturday evening 
in the g3 T mnasium. The bridal part3 7 consisted 
of the twelve members of the senior class, with 
two of the little sisters as ribbon carriers. The 
priest's costume was one of the most original. 
Miss Sizer pla3 _ ed the wedding march. After a 
few dances the bridal parts' retired to the wed- 
ding- feast in Miss Pate's room. 


Baldwin had an abscess on his face lanced 

D. H. Williams visited his brother, Pro- 
fessor Williams, Wednesda}-. 

The "Cads" will have a half-holida3 r next 
Friday on account of the game. 

Hamilton's mother was in town Friday. She 
says his physician refuses to let Hamilton re- 

Linkenhelt grew suddenlj' ill Wednesday 
afternoon. Ask him what was the matter. 

The Academy football team will play Car- 
roll College Friday afternoon at Lake Forest. 

Cornelius Betten has been confined # to his 
bed with inflammation of the bowels far sev- 
eral da3 T s. 

Smiley had so far recovered from his in- 
juries that he was able to plaj- in the game 

The Academy Young Men's Christian Asso- 
ciation observed the week of prayer with ap- 
propriate services in Reid Hall. 


Sparks of fire from sky-rockets ascending 
heavenward attracted a crowd of students to 
the shore of Lake Michigan Thursday even- 
ing. They thought that perhaps a boat was 
in distress and that their helping hand was in 
demand, wherefore the}' paced from College 
Hall to the beach through rain and mud, only 
to find to their delight that no lives were be- 
ing lost in the immediate vicing- and that the 
wild waves were not saying much of an3~- 

The excitement was near the C. B. Farwell 
residence. Some of Mr. H. C. Chatfield-Tas-- 
lor's servants were possessed of a joyful dis- 
position between the hours of 7 and 8 o'clock, 
and to give vent to their exuberance of spirit 
decided to celebrate the near approach of 
Thanksgiving da}' in a strictly Fourth of July 
manner. According^ they gathered together 
sk}'-rockets and Roman candles which had 
been left over from Jul3 r ±, and made 
themselves famous for the time being by 
illuminating the sky. 

Meanwhile the student bods', thinking that 
the fire-works were distress signals from the 
lake, ran to the beach. One senior even went 
to the trouble of taking a life preserver and a 
rope with him and it is rumored that the new 
fire department was almost persuaded to join 
in the work of rescue. 

Just now those who did the celebrating, of 
whom, it should be stated, Mr. Chatfield-Tas - 
lor's coachman was not one, are avoiding the 
sight of College men in order not to suffer the 
disgrace of being lynched. 

Not a beetle came in, nor a bug, 
But as if peering round for a rug, 
Looking thin and forlorn, 
And wrinkled and worn, 
Came a cute little, dear little pug! 


Athletic News. f 

& * 

* Lake Forest Wins From Wabash. 

Crawfordsville, Ind., Nov. 18. — By a score 
of 26 to the Rush-Lake Forest men Saturday 
afternoon defeated the Wabash College foot- 
ball eleven. It was a complete victory for 
Lake Forest. 

During no part of the game were the Indiana 
men able to do anything against their oppon- 
ents. Captain Sager's kickers had everything 
their wa}'. Captain Sullivan, of Wabash, was 
absent, having been injured in a previous 
game, and this, together with the fact that the 
Wabash team is twenty' pounds lighter 
than Rush-Lake Forest, made them labor un- 
der some disadvantage. 

In the first half only one touchdown was 
scored, Sager picking up the ball after a fum- 
ble and getting twenty yards over the goal 
line. Wabash once had the ball on the Rush 
five-yard line, but lost it on a fumble. In the 
second half Rush's heavy line quickly told 
and the Wabash line began to get weak. 
Sager and Libbey made all the touchdowns 
and had excellent interference. Sager's play- 
ing was especially brilliant. For Wabash the 
playing of Ristine and Ashman was the best. 
The line-up: 

Wallace right end Flannigan 

Fullenweider right tackle Ashman 

Smolt right guard Demarce 

Duncan center .Raush 

Thorn left guard Farrell 

Woolsey left tackle Mulrony 

McNary left end Pattison 

Loom is quarter Clelland 

Williams right half Clouser 

Libbey left half Reed 

Sager full back Ristine 

Touchdowns — Sager 3, Libbey 2. Goals 
kicked on touchdowns — Sager 3. 

Umpire, Charles Thorn; referee, Armes. 

While at Crawfordsville Manager Rice re- 
ceived a telegram from the De Pauw manager 
stating that the grounds were too wet to play 
a game Monday according to schedule, and 
that therefore the Rush-Lake Forest men 
might as well go home. Accordingly the team 
started on its homeward journey Sunday after- 
noon, content with one victory on the trip to 
the Hoosier State. 

The action of DePauw, however, is con- 
sidered an ungentlemanly deal by the Lake 
Forest men who made the tour confidently ex- 

pecting to play the game and who, after hav- 
ing gone as far as Crawfordsville, were de- 
prived of the game on a very flimsy excuse 
made by men who were afraid to play the team 
Lake Forest took with it. 

Morgan Park, 16; L. F. A., 4. 

For the third time during the present season 
the Morgan Park Academy football team has 
defeated Lake Forest men. This time the 
Academy eleven was again the victim. The 
game was played here on a muddy field Satur- 
day afternoon and the score at the close was 
16 to 4 in Morgan Park's favor. The touch- 
down for the "Cads" was made by Captain 
Miller. Richards, Mann and Stephenson did 
the best playing for the Chicago Academy and 
Miller and Yaggy made the gains for the home 

Following was the line-up. 
M. P. A. L. F. A. 

Aikert right end Casey 

Dickson right tackle Smiley 

McNabb right guard Guthries 

Bogert center Cragin 

Webb left guard Condit 

Greene .left tackle Warren 

Johnson left end Yaggy 

Mann quarter Jaeger 

Stephenson. .". right half .- Mcintosh 

Hoist left half Jackson 

Richards full back Miller 

U. of C. Seconds, 18; Lake Forest Seconds, 6. 

Chicago University's second eleven defeated 
the Lake Forest second team in a game played 
on Marshall field in the city yesterda'y after- 
noon. The score was 18 to 6. A. O. Jackson 
made the touchdown for Lake Forest and 
Jaeger kicked goal. 

Though the score was rather favorable to 
the Chicago men the game was closely con- 
tested throughout. 

And now for the next defeat. 

Third Cross-Country Run. 
Friday the cross-country run was even more 
interesting than those before and about twice 
as many turned out. A slight miscalculation 
in planning the course changed it from three 
to five miles, but no one seemed to be over- 
worked. As far as the station the paved road 
was followed and two blocks across the track 
the route lay north over a mile and a half of 
country road and turf. Then a wide detour 
was taken through the fields, to the north and 
east again to the Lake Bluff road/ At the 


freight depot the pace was increased and it 
ended with a fifty yard sprint to the Gym. 
The time, from 4:30 to 5:10, was rather slow,but 
many of the men ran for the first time this 

Several have asked for a shorter run on 
Wednesday of each week and there will be one 
tomorrow afternoon at 4:30 if a sufficient num- 
ber are ready to start. Next Friday the cross- 
country run will cover about four miles and 
all those who intend to run at all are urged to 
enter immediately. 

Basket-Bail Matters. 

All preparations for the playing of basket- 
ball at Ferry Hall and Mitchell Hall are now 
completed and practice indoors has been be- 
gun. Six basket-ball teams have been organi- 
zed by the Ferry Hall Athletic Association. 
From these the best players will in time be 
chosen and they will comprise the regular 
Ferry Hall team, which is to play the match 

Miss Mary Stevens Ayres, the physical in- 
structress in Ferry Hall, is teaching the game 
to the girls, and after Christmas, if not a short 
time before, matches will be played to which 
the public will probably be admitted. 

The second team will play at Austin next 

Harvard is earnestly endeavoring to advance 
and perfect the game of push-ball, which is 
thought to be the coming college game. 

The most largely attended game of the sea- 
son was the University of Pennsylvania-La- 
fayette game. Fully 10,000 people assembled 
on Franklin Field to see the playing. 

At the recent fall handicap games of the 
University of Pennsylvania a novelty was in- 
troduced in the shape of a two-mile steeple- 
chase. There were seven hurdles and a ten- 
foot water jump. 

Five baseball games have been arranged be- 
tween Yale and Princeton to be played next 
season. Harvard's refusal to play against 
Yale has made it possible for Yale to give 
Princeton several dates heretofore held for 

Two more games will be played bytheRnsh- 
Lake Forest team before the Thanksgiving day 
contest. The first will take place Saturday 
with Knox College at Galesburg and the sec- 
ond will be played at Monmouth Monday with 
Monmouth College as the opposing eleven. 

The Yale College Golf Club is a new organi- 
zation in the list of golf clubs and already has 
150 members. 

The football season is nearing its end and it 
is hoped by all that it will not pass without at 
least one interesting class game, say between 
the freshmen and sophomores. 

It is seldom ihat the gentler sex take the 
lead in athletics, but the Seminary girls have 
surely procured a basket-ball set before the 
College boys have. This game furnishes as 
much pleasure during the winter months as 
football does at present. 

The city men on the 'Varsity team came out 
Wednesday and the second eleven and Cad 
team gave them a good practice. The result 
of the day's work clearly showed that the great 
need of the 'Varsity team is not merely signal 
work, but practice against other players, and 
it is to be hoped that the Rush men will come 
out at least once a week if not oftener in the 

Manager Rice went to Elgin last week and 
after a short interview with the managers of 
the high school teams who were to have play- 
ed a game there in the afternoon persuaded 
them to carry off their contest in the morning 
and let the Beloit-Lake Forest game be played 
in the afternoon. Promptly at 2:30 o'clock the 
game will begin at Trout Park, the best foot- 
ball grounds in Elgin. It will be the closing 
game of the season, and as the two elevens are 
pretty evenly matched a close and interesting 
contest may be expected. 


A new club, formed to promote the literary 
study of the classics, has been formed at Har- 
vard. It is called the Jowett Club, after the 
late Professor Jowett of Oxford. 

The Hasty Pudding Club, Harvard's oldest 
student theatrical organization, celebrates its 
one hundredth anniversary November 22 
and 28. 

In the medical department of the University 
of Michigan the two students who stood high- 
est were Meiyii Shie and Ida Kahn, girls from 
Kiukiang, China. 

Plans have been accepted for a woman's 
gymnasium at the University of Michigan, to 
cost $50,000. Two members of the board of re- 
gents have given $35,000 to the fund, and dur- 
ing the last week committees have been ap- 
pointed to do the work of raising the remain- 
ing $15,000. 





The weekly meeting of the benevolent society 
of the church was postponed Wednesday after- 
noon owing to the death of Mrs. Benson. 

Tuesday afternoon Carl Care} - , a painter, fell 
from the roof of the Alcott School while work- 
ing. He received serious, internal injuries, 
but it is hoped will recover. 

Improvements in Lake Forest still continue. 
The street between Blackler's and Anderson's 
store is being prepared for pavement which is 
to be laid in the near future. 

The Misses Grace and Margaret Coulter en- 
tertained a few of their friends last Tuesday 
evening. The evening' was passed in a quiet 
although very enjoyable manner. 

Last Tuesda3 T evening Miss Harriet Durand 
gave a progressive euchre party in honor of 
Miss Eliza Dewe} - . Mr. Calvin Durand, Ned 
Pratt and Jack Garrett carried off the honors. 

The Kitchen Garden has again been started 
with Miss Piatt and Miss Harriet Durand in 
charge of two departments. It meets on Mon- 
day and Thursday of every week in the chapel 
of the church. 

Immediate steps should be taken b3 r the city 
authorities to clear the crossings over Deer- 
path avenue just west of Western avenue of 
the thick coat of mud which now covers them. 
As thej' are now the crossings are quagmires 
which absorb rubbers with the tenacity of 

Wednesday morning at 2:30 o'clock Mrs. 
Irene Benson, sister of Mrs. Nathaniel Sawyer, 
passed away at Lake Forest after an illness of 
but a few days. Mrs. Benson was once a 
teacher in Ferry Hall and also taught in "The 
Dearborn" Seminar}' of Chicago. Mrs. Sawyer 
has the heartfelt sympathy of all in her be- 

The Rev. W. S. Chidester, pastor of the Pres- 
byterian Church of Waukegan, exchanged pul- 
pits with Dr. McCTure Sunday morning. At 
the Christian Endeavor service Sunday evening 
an address was delivered by Mr. Tracy, whose 
parents are missionaries in India. Until fur- 
ther notice the Christian Endeavor Society 
meetings will begin at 6:15 p. m., instead of 7 

Almonds and pecans salted to order at Hey- 

Huyler's candies fresh every day at Hey- 

I am sitting by the window, 

And 'tis dark; 
I am looking o'er the city 

And my heart 
Is longing - , longing, 

While the thoughts come thronging, throng- 

And the tear drops almost start. 

The lights of the city sparkle, 

But die out; 
The cathedral bells are ringing, 

But cheer not, 
And surging, surging, 
Through me runs the thought despairing, . 

Hopeless is tin - future lot. 

But the moonlight through the curtains 

Of old lace, 
Is now streaming; and a form of 

Fairj - grace 
Is floating, floating 
'Fore my soul, all fear dispelling, 

'Tis the vision of my sister's face. 

— Il' Penseroso. 

Thursday, a Pittsburg weekly,will give $1,000 
for original stories of 2,500 to 3,500 words in 
length, written by students of American col- 
leges. First award, $200; second award, $125; 
third award, $75; to the college whose student 
obtains the first award, $(300. This sum of $600 
is to be devoted by the faculty to the college 
career of a worthy student in straightened cir- 
cumstances. All stories must reach the editor 
of Thursday, envelopes marked "S. S.," on or 
before December 24. 

A vote was taken at Wellesley College Tues- 
day evening - , November 5, on the question, 
"Should Municipal Suffrage be Granted to 
Women?" The vote stood 310 for the affirma- 
tive and 119 for the negative. 

Sweet Crab Apple Cider. Heywood's. 

Huyler's Candies fresh every day at Hey- 

Almonds and Pecans salted to order at Hey- 

MESSRS. WRIGHT, KAY & CO., Detroit, 

Are the largest Manufacturers of 
College Badges in this Country. 

Fraternity Pins, Fraternity Jewelry, 
Fraternity Stationery. 

Samples sent upon application through your 

Dr. W. L. Rankin. 
[President of Carroll College.) 

Carroll College Building. 


Volume IX. 

NOVEMBER 25, 1895. 

Number 9. 


•TirriE thank thee, O Father, for all that is bright, 
,fc ^"'* The gleam of the day and the stars of the night; 
The flowers of our youth and the fruits of our prime, 
And blessings that march down the pathway of time. 

We thank thee, O Father, for all that is drear, 
The sob of the tempest, the flow of the tear; 
For never in blindness, and never in vain, 
Thy mercy permitted a sorrow or pain. 

We thank thee, O Father, for song or for feast, 

The harvest that glowed, and the wealth that increased; 

For never a blessing encompassed earth's child 

But thou in thy mercy looked downward and smiled. 

We thank thee, O Father of all, for the power 
Of aiding each other in life's darkest hour; 
The generous heart and the bountiful hand, 
And all the soul help that sad souls understand. 

We thank thee, O Father, for days yet to be, 
For hopes that our future will call us to thee; 
That all our eternity form through thy love 
One Thanksgiving Day in the mansions above. 

—Will Carleton. 


Thanksgiving in Elysium. 

A New Thing, Game of Football, Lethe vs. Styx. 

Leonidas right end Roland 

Agamemnon right tackle Saul 

Spartacus right guard Goliath 

Hercules center Caleb 

Milo left guard Samson 

Ajax left tackle Richard I. 

Menelaus left end Hector 

Napoleon quarter Wellington 

Pollux right half David 

Ulysses left half Roderic Dhu 

Theseus full back Achilles 

Umpire, Daniel; referee, Minos. 

This was the notice Cadmus had placed on 
the official bulletin board and such were the 
words on the lips of every shade in Elysium. 
It was Thanksgiving day, magnificent prep- 
arations had been made, and for once the Ely- 
sians hoped for relief from ennui. Long had 
there been hurryings to and fro and whisper- 
ings and knowing looks and curiosity, but 
now at last the amusement committee had 
made its announcements. Pericles, Henry 
VIII and Augustus, the members of the com- 
mittee, had been sorely perplexed. First it 
was hard to get players. Finally Napoleon, 
who was getting tired of civilian life, offered 
his services. Boxing had lately been prohib- 
ited and that brought Pollux to his aid, and 
slowly the others had followed. Then, after 
the Lethean team was all enrolled, they learn- 
ed that there must be two elevens, and David 
was the only one who was willing to line up 
against such a doughty set. Friendship and 
jealousy brought Saul and Achilles to his aid, 
and at last the teams were in perfect trim. 

How the shades turned out! Scores and 
scores of mighty kings and queens in royal 
purple; and lords and ladies, all in holiday at- 
tire. Warriors and philosophers, poets and 
peasants; all, even Proserpine herself, came 
out to see the innovation. The game was de- 
layed awhile for several reasons. It was found 
that Saul had on his coat of mail under his 
sweater and when he had been escorted to the 
dressing room Roland accused Roderic Dhu 
of betraying the signals to Ulysses. The in- 
cipient quarrel was quelled and then Samson 
discovered that Milo had on a pair of brass 
knuckles. Agamemnon's bottle of arnica, 
which he had tucked under his arm for emer- 
gencies, became uncorked, and Samson's hair 
came down, but finally everything was 
smoothed over and Theseus kicked off. 

David caught the ball and ran up the field 
in the wake of Goliath of Gath, until Leonidas 
downed him on the fort}'-yard line. Dhu 

bucked center, but the mighty Hercules lifted 
him up and in spite of the combined efforts of 
Samson and Caleb dropped him six yards be- 
hind the line. With twelve yards to gain on 
third down Achilles sprinted around Mene- 
laus's end. With good interference he would 
have scored, but Roland got a little bewil- 
dered and Napoleon laid him low. A num- 
ber of short gains through Spartacus 
and between Leonidas and Agamemnon 
brought the ball to the Lethean twent3'-yard 
line, where Hector fumbled and lost it. Twice 
Pollux bucked the line in vain and Theseus 
drew back for a punt. But instead of a kick 
the ball was tossed to Ulysses, who slipped by 
Saul to the worthy tackle's utter astonishment 
and started down the open field for a touch- 
down. Theseus kicked goal. Cleopatra waved 
her scarf until Henry grew jealous and Aga- 
memnon started the yell. An exciting inci- 
dent occurred during the rest of the half when 
Dainel ruled Napoleon off for slugging. Caesar 
took his place. 

Achilles kicked off in the second half — he 
always was a great kicker — and Hercules got 
the ball and rushed up the field. There was 
no stopping him. Caleb and Roland and 
Achilles went down before him in succession. 
Goliath could not run fast enough and Sam- 
son never would learn to tackle low. But 
when he reached the thirty-yard line Saul 
whispered something to David and David 
took off his nose-guard and threw itat Hercules, 
who, half blind with rage, dropped the ball and 
went for the sturdy half back. No one knows 
just what would have happened had not Sam- 
son interfered, but Goliath hated to be remind- 
ed of certain things and started back with 
the ball which Hercules had dropped. Every- 
one was so interested in the fight that he was 
not interfered with and the score was tied. 
Meanwhile several others had become impli- 
cated. Wellington squared off with Caesar 
and Agamemnon, and Achilles began to set- 
tle old grievances. Saul, with his tremendous 
reach, soon disabled Theseus and then turned 
to Ajax. 

Hector pitched into Menelaus and soon the 
fight became promiscuous. Napoleon jumped 
down and hit Pollux in the back, mistaking 
him for Wellington, and Pollux returned with 
interest. After a time everyone forgot which 
side he was on and there was one mass of kick- 


ing, pounding, yelling shades. Sometimes 
Goliath waa on top and sometimes Hercules. 
Milo had got hold of Sampson's hair. The 
heap twisted and writhed and rolled over it- 
self like a drop of mercury until at last all but 
Richard the Lion Hearted were carried from 
the field. Proserpine screamed, all stood par- 
alyzed for a moment and then rushed panic- 
stricken from the stand. For there was gaunt, 
mountainous Tityus looking over the fence 
and Sisyphus's stone was in his hand. Hades 
fainted, the watchers who had left him to 
come and see "The New Thing" fell down in 
terror, for they knew that he had killed the 
vultures and broken his chains. Among the 
shades that escaped the infernal regions in the 
confusion that followed was Homer himself, 
and Homer told me confidentially that from 
our late earthquake he didn't think they had 
yet chained Tityus. A. 


Students and professors from Carroll Col- 
lege, which is situated at Waukesha, Wis., and 
was recently affiliated to the University, were 
the guests of President Coulter and the stud- 
ents of the Academy Friday. Besides inspect- 
ing the departments at Lake Forest the visitors 
played a game of football in the afternoon, in 
which they were defeated by their antagonist, 
the Academy eleven, to the tune of 10 to 0. In 
the party which came down from Waukesha 
were the football team and others to the num- 
ber of fifteen and four members of the Carroll 
College faculty. The latter were President 
Walter L. Rankin, Ph. D.; Miss Caroline S. 
Johnson, professor of history, literature and 
botany; Miss Harriet E. Bacon, professor of 
algebra and civil government, and Professor 
Hugh E. Williams, musical director of the col- 

President Rankin as well as the other in- 
structors and the students who were here 
expressed themselves as highly pleased with 
the appearance of things at Lake Forest, in 
which they now take a much deeper interest 
than they did previously on account of the 
joining of Carroll College to Lake Forest Uni- 
versity. Save for the result of the football 
match they would have been more than happy 
when they left for home at 5:10 p. m. Mean- 
while they will be content with learning how 
to play with the pigskin from their step- 
mother institution and next year the3' expect 
to be able to annihilate the "Cad" team. 

On another page is a picture of the beautiful 

building of Carroll College at Waukesha, sev- 
enty-five miles from here. Another cut pre- 
sents Dr. Rankin, who is the leading spirit of 
the institution. Future prospects for Carroll 
seem very bright now and not a few graduates 
from there will enter the College here after 
this. All of which tends to increase local in- 
terest in the school and leads Lake Forest peo- 
ple to have the best wishes for the institution 
of learning in Wisconsin. 

Until 10 o'clock Friday evening the Academy 
boys celebrated their victory over Carroll. 
After general noise-making in front of the 
Seminary, interspersed with police interfer- 
ence and a splendid plea before Jemas King, 
vendor of justice, by Atterneys Hopkins, Kyle, 
Sherwood and Alcott, the happj' crowd went to 
the Eliza Remsen Cottage, where Principal 
Smith and the faculty acted as hosts. At the 
conclusion of the bounteous repast all the 
members of the football eleven and the fac- 
ulty were called upon for speeches. Nearly all 
responded willingly, though such measures as 
placing the victim on the table had to be re- 
sorted to in order to make some of them speak. 

Altogether the celebration was such as only 
the Academy can arrange, and then only after 
a successful football season. 


Down at Rush Medical College some of the 
students have been having lively times and 
trouble with the faculty has made life burden- 
some for the time being in the case of a few of 
them. It all came about through a new ruling 
of the faculty by which the old and established 
custom of "passing up" new students in the 
class room was prohibited. Instead of taking 
the order gracefully the medical men objected 
and several students were suspended for dis- 
obeying the rule. 

Class meetings and remonstrances, as well as 
threats to leave the school in a body, have 
been the order of the day for the past week but 
the faculty remains unmoved and a speedy set- 
tlement of the difficulties seems probable not- 
withstanding the war-like attitude taken b3 r the 
Rush boys. 


For his examination 

He is crammed like thunderation, 
Yet he doesn't seem to be the least bit gay; 

For he sees the farmer's hatchet, 

And knows that he will catch it 
In the neck, a week before Thanksgiving day. 
— New York Recorder. 


The Stentor. 

Published every Tuesday of the College year by THK 

lake forest university stentor 

Publishing Company. 

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Associate Editor 


H. B. Cragin, Jr., 
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Miss Lita Stoddard, 

Miss Oi.ive McClenahan, 

K. B. Kyle, - - '-',.;. 

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J. E. Carver, 

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- Mitchell Hall 

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Subscription Terms: For the school year, $1.50 in 
advance. Single copies, 5 cents. 

Address all communications to The Stentor, Lake 
E'-orest, 111. 

Entered at the post office, Lake Forest, 111., as second- 
class matter. 

AM subscribers who have not yet paid their subscriptions 
will confer a favor on the management if they remit at once. 

Lake Forest students would have more 
reason to be thankful if Friday following 
Thanksgiving were, included in the Thanks- 
giving recess. 

More interest should be taken in the ques- 
tion of intercollegiate debate, and the matter 
vigorously pushed or Lake Forest will lose its 
prestige in that important field in the college 

We hope the Carroll College delegation re- 
ceived a most favorable impression of L^ke 
Forest during its brief visit last -week. Cer- 
tain^- the impression made by them upon the 
students here was very flattering, and cannot 
help but strengthen the newly formed ties be- 
tween Carroll College and Lake Forest Uni- 

Much praise is due the Academy and sec- 
ond eleven teams for the way in which they 
have kept up football interest during this "off 
year" in Lake Forest. Though meeting with 

reverses at times, jet victory has often perch- 
ed upon their banners. The efforts of these 
teams in keeping up football enthusiasm in 
the face of discouraging circumstances is a 
grand expression of loyalty and worthy to be 
imitated by all the students in every enter- 
prise. As a result of the work of these two 
teams some good football material has been 
developed, which we hope will assist in put- 
ting Lake Forest in the front next year with a 
strong team of her own. '-'■■■ 

Caspar Whitney in Harper's Weekly 
severel y scores the Western colleges for the 
out and out professionalism that characterizes 
so many of the athletic teams in these institu- 
tions. That what he has to say in regard to 
professionalism in college athletics will cause 
some squirming is very evident, but the truth 
and justice of many of his charges cannot be 
questioned. Anyone who is at all familiar 
with the questionable methods adopted by 
some of our neighboring universities must see 
that unless the evils pointed out by Mr, Whit- 
ney are quickly eradicated college athletics, 
instead of standing for the highest develop- 
ment of physical manhood, will degenerate 
into one grand scramble for men whose Only 
qualifications are brute strength and exper- 
ience in athletic sports. In one of the univer- 
sities not a thousand miles from here there 
are men on the football team whose very pres- 
ence on the athletic field seems pitiable be- 
cause of their great age; but these men are 
drugged out or offered great inducements to 
play because this certain university has a rep- 
utation to make and needs the benefit of their 
long years of experience. We believe the col- 
lege faculties are responsible for some of the 
evils of college athletics. They often wink at 
the presence of certain individuals in the col- 
lege whose ostensible purpose is to study, but 
who are there because of inducements offered 
them to engage in athletics. The Western col- 
leges should profit by the experience of the 
Fast. No remuneration should be" permitted, 
nor ought a man be 1 qualified after he has 
played on a team iour years of his college 
course. Harvard has set a notable example ta 
this respect which all colleges could folrOw 
with profit. The temptation to get players-is 
great, especially when such intense rivalry 
between the colleges prevails, but profession*- 
alism is the surest way to kill intercollegiate 
athletic sports, and the sooner Western col- 
leges discard such methods the better. 



Thursday evening the junior girls of the 
College gave the junior boys a party at Mitch- 
ell Hall. Numerous games were pla3^ed and 
dainty refreshments served. The evening's 
entertainment was brought to a close by a 
most exciting potato race. 

* * * 

Saturday from 7:45 until 9:30 was "open even- 
ing" at Eerry Hall and many of the girls, as 
usual, met the students of the College and 
Academy in the parlors. Charades, which had 
been arranged by the seniors of the Seminary, 
made the evening especially interesting. The 
Ferry Hall "open nights" are becoming more 
and more popular as well as largely attended 

this j r ear. 

* * * 

The Phi Pi Epsilon fraternity, which now 
occupies the Butler house, threw open its 
doors last evening for an informal "house 
warming," to which the friends of the mem- 
bers were invited. The house was very pret- 
tily decorated with choice plants and cut 
flowers and presented a very pretty appear- 
ance. After a general reception the party 
broke up into little groups ot twos and fours 
and managed to while away a few moments 
ere the time for departing came. During the 
evening refreshments, consisting of escallop- 
ed oyters, coffee and sandwiches, followed by 
ice cream and cake were served. 

Although this was the first fraternity re- 
ception ever given in Lake Forest, it was very 
successful, and the Phi Pi Epsilon boys prov- 
ed themselves to be excellent entertainers. 

The College seniors are determined to have 
their share in the delights and worries of 
society life during the coining winter. Thurs- 
day evening the Ivy Club was entertained at 
the home of Miss Maria Skinner. The literary 
features were laid aside for the evening and 
the members gave themselves to merry games. 

For once the worthy seniors loosed the bands 
of their conscious dignity sufficiently to en- 
gage in a game of table football. The lusty- 
lunged N. U.'s, led on by their doughty Cap- 
tain Moore, secured a touchdown in each half 
before the L,. F. U.s could catch their breath. 
Score, 8 to 0. In progressive tiddle-de-wink 
the first prize was captured by Mrs. Torney 
after playing off a tie with Mr. Betten. After 
the games daint3 r refreshments were served. 

For the coming meetings a series of lectures 
and musicals, interspersed with social events, 
is planned by the Ivy Club. 


Chief of Police James Gordon, Friday even- 
ing made his first arrest since his accession 
to office. The two offenders whom he dragged 
before the bar of justice were J. H. Rumsfeldt 
and F. N. Baylies, students of the Academj', 
and the only thing that hindered the chief 
from arresting more was the fact that he per- 
forms the duties ot patrol wagon as well as 
chief of police and that two is his largest ca- 
pacity at one time. 

During the afternoon the Academy football 
football eleven had vanquished the Carroll 
College team, and because of the happ3 r result 
of the game the students were given a night 
off by the faculty, with the advice that they 
should not paint the town any redder than 
pink and should be at home at 10 o'clock. 
With the injunctions of the faculty impressed 
upon their minds the boys sallied forih to r-erry 
Hall Seminar3 r , where they engaged in a gen- 
eral celebration and fired some blank car- 
tridges from revolvers for the amusement of 
the girl students. 

Officer Gordon heard the noise and hurried to 
the scene, where he arrested Rumsfeldt and 
Baylies and threatened to arrest many more 
for alleged disorder^ conduct and shooting 
within cit3' limits. Followed by a crowd the 
policeman took the prisoners before Justice 
King. After a few words of advice the justice 
dismissed the b03 r s, who were happy to get 
away with nothing more than a bad scare. 

King's leniency however is ascribed to the 
fact that while shooting his neighbor's chick- 
ens last summer he shot and seriously injured 
a man in an adjoining lot, and he feared that 
if he should fine the students they would 
practice reciprocity by having him arrested 
for his offense. 


It is the plan of the board of editors to in- 
troduce a literary department composed en- 
tirely of "home talent" productions into the 
Forester for '9ti. Of course it is recognized 
that no six or eight people can alone produce 
an annual and inake it what it should be, so 
this seems to be the best wap of making it 
more truty representative of the student body. 
Therefore it is hoped that the students and 
faculties of the Seminary, Academy and Col- 
lege will ransack their brains in search of 
material for this department. Short stories, 
poems, sketches, humorous or otherwise, will 
all be acceptable. There are a great many in 
the school who do this sort of work excel- 
lently and it is hoped that all these will come 
forward with contributions as soon as possi- 
ble. All papers must be signed either with a 
real or fictitious name and the class to which 
the writer belongs and be handed or mailed to 
Miss Jessie Wetherhold, Mitchell Hall, who 
has charge of the department. 

Editor of the Forester. 



Now for some sleighing! 

What has become of that chapel choir? 

How about the debate with Chicago Univer- 

Necessity is the mother of invention. Ask 
Vance about his goggles. 

James Barron, of Canton, 111., visited R. O. 
Stoops and J. H. McCune Sunday. 

Have you seen the brand new matting in the 
reading room? Well, neither have we, but we 
hope to see it soon. 

Wentworth looks after the pennies of the sec- 
ond eleven. Just ask him about the Lake 
Street "L" transaction. 

Those who wish to visit the Field Columbian 
Museum at any time during the year may ob- 
tain tickets by application to Dr. Coulter. 

E.E.Vance came out from McCormick Semi- 
nary Saturday evening and remained until 
yesterday afternoon vistting his brother and 

Both of the upper classes had parties the 
same evening last week. Now the freshmen 
and sophomores should give sleigh-rides the 
same evening. 

Professor Walter Smith entertained Kocou- 
rek, Vance, Roberts and Carver at dinner 
Thursday evening and Halbert, Adair, Cragin 
Betten and Condit Friday evening. 

Skating before Thanksgiving is a rare sight 
at Lake Forest, but Thursday afternoon a few 
adventuresome spirits tried the "Gym" pond 
and enjoyed a short skate. 

Since a slight disturbance some weeks ago 
College men don't carry or use guns. Some 
of the Academy boys did Fridays evening and 
were sorry- afterwards, but "all's well that ends 

Few realize that there are poets of much 
merit here. Mr. Hinckley's and Mr. Brewer's 
poems, which have lately appeared in The 
STENTOR, are of excellent quality and show 
considerable talent. 

Conro, Baker and Cragin attended an infor- 
mal progressive lotto party at Mr. and Mrs. 
Joseph Durand s residence Friday evening and 
were lucky in winning the three prizes offered 
to the successful contestants. 

When will the rival match in basket-balh 
Ferry Hall vs. Mitchell Hall, be played? 

Friday afternoon and Saturday morning 
school will be held instead of all day Friday 
of this week. It has been suggested that if the 
faculty can't afford to make the day following 
Thanksgiving a holiday they should begin 
work a day earlier in the fall. 

Bad dreams seemed to be epidemic in Col- 
lege Hall Friday night. Some of the new 
students dreamt of being treated to all sorts of 
indignities, in comparison with which the 
practices of the Spanish inquisition were 

It is desired that there be a large Lake Forest 
delegation at the Beloit-Lake Forest football 
game Thursday afternoon at Elgin. The 
match will be well worth seeing and there may 
be an opportunity even to yell for the Rush- 
Lake Forest team. 


Miss Stewart recently spent a week at home. 

Miss Lyda Pate went home Saturday to stay 
until after Thanksgiving. 

About twenty-five of the girls will spend 
Thanksgiving here. 

The senior class gave a dinner party for 
Miss Reid Saturday evening. 

Lost — Between the church and the College — 
a pair of gold eye-glasses. Finder please re- 
turn to Miss Lewis at Ferry Hall. 

The vesper service Sunday evening was a 
missionary meeting. Mrs. W. A. Locy read a 
most interesting paper on South America. 

Miss Knox, of Evanston, spent Sunday with 
Miss Mixter; Miss Carver visited with Miss 
Truax, and Miss Grace Follansbee with her 

The girls of Miss Taylor's corridor have 
started the fad of naming their hall. They 
have selected "Boning Alley" for reasons un- 
known to outsiders. 

Friday evening four of the seniors — the 
Misses Burchell, Calhoun, Pate and Stod- 
dard — enjoyed a very pleasant party at the 
home of Miss Florence Durand. 

Basket-ball becomes- more exciting every 
day. The two teams are both working well 
and will furnish good material for the regular 
team which will soon be chosen. 



Davies is on the sick list this week. 

Chandler's father visited him Monday. 

Most of the Academy boys expect to spend 
Thanksgiving at hon.e. 

The Academy football team expects to go to 
Sterling Thanksgiving day and play the town 
team of that place. 

E. S. Godfrey has received a commission to 
the United States Military Academy at West 
Point and has gone into training preparatory 
to entering upon the stud3' which will make a 
soldier out of him. Godfrey is to be congrat- 
ulated upon his success in obtaining the com- 

Somebody on the third floor in the north end 
of the dormitory started the cry of fire one 
evening last week. Immediately every man 
seized a pitcher and started for the scene of 
action. Several of the fellows evidently 
thought they had seen a fire from the appear- 
ance of the hall floor after the excitement. No 
lives were lost, however. 

What might have been a very serious acci- 
dent occurred at the Academy Tuesday morn- 
ing. Burchell, Blackler and Kyle were work- 
ing on an experiment in chemistry when the 
apparatus, containing hydrogen gas, suddenly 
exploded. Had the fo.ce of the explosion been 
sideways instead of upwards someone would 
no doubt have been injured, as all three were 
standing directly in front of the apparatus. 


Ex-'97 — Fred Vincent called to see his friends 
last Saturday. 

'9-j. — H. W. Harris is teaching school at Ark- 
port, Steuben County, N. Y. 

'93 — Wilbur T. Chaffee has gone to the far 
West. He lives at Santa Ana, California. 

'83 — Rev. J. W- Millar has been at Deer Lodge, 
Montana, but now is settled at Havre, Montana. 

Miss Eva Bouton, ex-'94 Ferry Hall, who has 
been spending some time abroad, returned to 
her home a few days ago. 

Turlington Harvey, '93 Academy, will act as 
one of the ushers in the McCormick-Rockefel- 
ler wedding which takes place today in New 

George Steele, formerly of Dixon, 111., who 
was a very popular student here some years 
ago, has enlisted in the United States Army in 
the East. 

'95 — Dean Lewis is studying medicine in New 
York. His present address is 301 West Fifty- 
fifth Street. 

'95 — Miss Tanetta Gilleland, who is now 
teaching at Racine, Wis., spent a few days at 
Lake Forest while repairs were being made 
upon her school building. 

George Busse, a former well-known Academy 
student and football player, has entered pol- 
itics and is now in the enjoyment of a good 
position in the Chicago city hall. Physically 
he has assumed aldermanic proportions but 
still carries himself with the old air of good 
natured "savoir faire." 


Friday the following program will be ren 
dered in the Athenaean Society: Paper on 
James Whitcomb Riley, W. Adair; declama- 
tion, R. B. Dunn; select readings, W. U. Hal- 
bert and H. B. Cragin, Jr.; debate, D. S. Went- 
worth and W. G. Condit. 

* * * 

Tuesday evening, December 6, the Athenae- 
ans will hold their annual reunion. 

* * * 

Friday evening, November 22, was sopho- 
more evening in the Aletheian Society. The 
young women of '98 presented in a very able 
manner the farce "Norma" or "The Witch's 
Curse," with the following cast of characters: 
Count Rodolpho, a haughty nobleman — Miss 
Ranstead; Count Louis, lover of Leonore and 
Adrian — Miss Hippie; Hugo, a bandit — Miss 
Henderson; Gaspard, captain of the guard — 
Miss Hero; Angelo, a page— Miss Jack; The- 
resa, wife of Rodolpho, Leonore, in love with 
Louis — Miss Williams; Norma, a witch — Miss 
Daisy Wood. 

- 1 Police interference was necessary to quell a 
riot in which two hundred juniors and seniors 
of the University of the City of New York par- 
ticipated Saturday evening. 

Drunkenness, gambling and dissipation, as 
well as many other sins, the students of Yale 
stand accused of by Mrs. Edwin Poteat, of 
Providence, R. I., a woman of great strength 
of character and knowledge of what is going 
on at New Haven. Her accusations have 
caused quite a stir but she has finally come 
out in an interview which seems to bear her 
out in what she says as to the deplorable con- 
dition of things at this great institution of 


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Athletic News. 

Season's Work of the Second Eleven. 

The second eleven this week ended its work. 
It has been the strongest second team that the 
College has ever had, owing - principal^ 7 to the 
first team combining with Rush Medical Col- 
lege. Had it not been for this team the College 
would not have seen her representatives play 
a single game on the home grounds. 

Their best game during the season and also 
Iheir hardest one was against McCormick Sem- 


inary, the opposing team being composed of 
old-time players and also being much heavier. 
No score was made until one minute before 
the game closed, Lake Forest securing the 

H. B. Cragin, Jr., center, is well known, hav- 
ing satisfactorily filled the same position on 
the 'Varsity team last year. His former expe- 
rience gave him his position on the team with- 
out opposition. 

J. E. Carver, left guard, has held his own 
against all of his opponents. Before the union 
with Rush he played half on the first team. 

W. G. Condit, right guard, has found all of 
his opponents eas3'. His experience was gain- 
ed at Coe College, where he attended last year. 

To Captain R. O. Stoops, left tackle, is due 
most of the credit of the team's work, as it was 
often only by his personal effort that the 


Dractice was carried on so faithfully. He 
played on the second eleven last year at 

J. H. Rheingans, right tackle, has for the 
past two years played a star game on the 
'Varsity team, but rather than make daily 
trips to the city to practice with the Rush- 
Lake Forest eleven he decided to stay at home 
and cast his lot with the second eleven this 

William Rice, left end, plashed with the 'Var- 
sity before the consolidation, and last year 
played a star game with the invincible 'Cad 
team. His services have been of the greatest 
value to the team. 

J. M. Vance, right end, though he never 
played with the 'Varsity team, could easily 
have done so had he cared to practice with 
them, as his excellent tackle and general de- 
fensive work for the second team have shown. 


W. Jseger, quarter back, started the season 
as full back on the 'Varsity. At quarter he 
seems to be much better in the defensive 
work than in his former position, watching his 
opponents carefully and getting into all of 
the plays. 

H. M. Flack, left half, is the youngest of the 
team though one of the best developed, his 
forte being in line backing and defensive 
work. He played with the Rush-Lake Forest 
team in two games. 

A.O.Jackson, right half, has been able to 
play with the team only during the last few 
games owing to an injury received early in 
the season. His interference is the best on the 

Charles E. Keener, half, has also been able 
to play only in the last games on account of 
injuries received at the beginning of the year. 

J. J. Jackson, full back, is a fast runner, his 
end runs always resulting in good gains, as 
do also his line backs. 

W. A. Graff, half, started out the season well, 
his dodging being his special feature. 

R.B. Campbell has played several games with 
the team and is considered one of the pluck- 
iest of them, his being a novice at the game 
being all that has kept him from gaining a 
permanent place. 

McCune and Eakins have also played, but 
were forced to resign on account of other 

D. S. Wentworth, the manager, though a 
freshman, is not new in his position, having 
been for the past two years manager of both 
the baseball and football teams of the Evans- 
ton High School, and an officer of the Cook 
County High School League, serving one 
year as vice-president and one year as its 
president. He has always ably done his work 
both on and for the team. 

Academy Eleven Defeats Carroll College. 

Venerunt! Viderunt! Non Vicerunt! 

Eleven sturdy players from Carroll College 
met and were defeated by the "Cad" team here 
Friday afternoon by the score of 10 to 0. The 
visitors were unable to make any end runs but 
succeeded in making several good gains 
through the line. The plucky tackling of their 
youthful quarter-back will rank among the 
best playing done by any individual player rin 
the grounds this year. 

Jackson caught the kick-off and returned it 
fifteen yards. By line plays the ball was 
brought to the center of the field and Jackson 
secured the first touchdown, from which 

Jaeger kicked goal. Carroll held the Academy 
for four downs after the kick-off and got the 
ball. Rheingans tackled Foley for a loss of 
seven yards, but a little later, when Lake For- 
est had the ball, Rice returned the kindness by 
tackling the runner for a loss of 5 yards. Jack- 
son, Mcintosh and Hanson made good gains 
around the end and Rheingans stopped a criss- 
cross with a loss of five yards. After various 
plays of minor importance time was called 
with the ball at the center of the field. 

The ball having become wet and slippery the 
second half was weakened by several excus- 
able fumbles. Through these Miller, Smiley, 
and Thomas each secured the ball. As often 
as Carroll carried it to the centre line Lake 
Forest would carry it back and finally Miller 
was pushed across the line for a second touch- 
down. No goal. 

Braden, Rheingans, Jackson, Rice, Foley and 
Mcintosh did the best work in the game. 

The line-up: 


Rheingans right end Thompson 

Smiley right tackle Honajager 

Guthries right guard Everett 

Cragin center Blair 

Condit left guard. . ..H.E.Williams 

Werren left tackle Price 

Hanson left end Bugby 

Jaeger quarter back Braden 

Mcintosh right half back Foley 

Jackson left half back E.Williams 

Miller full back Thomas 

Umpire, W. H. Williams; Referee, Peterson, 
of Carroll College. Touchdowns, Jackson and 
Miller. Goal, Jaeger. 

Last Game is a Victory. 

The second eleven played its last game for 
the present season at Austin Saturday. The 
opposing team was defeated by the score of 6 
to 4. 

From beginning to end the game was closely 
contested and interesting. Within two min- 
utes from the beginning of the first half the 
Austin eleven made its touchdown. Soon after 
Mcintosh made a touchdown for Lake Forest 
and Jaeger kicked goal. During the remain- 
der of the game neither side added to the score 
but the ball was kept in Austin's territory 
most of the time. At the close of the second 
half the pigskin was in the center of the field. 


Turko Bozzaris on the fence; 

Two hours pass; the Turk awakes; 
A cullud pusson jerks him hence, 

And on Thanksgiving Turko bakes. 
—The Parodist. 




HORACE II., 10. 

There will be a Thanksgiving service in the 
church Thursday forenoon. 

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Calvin Durand visited 
their relatives in Lake Forest last week. 

Mrs. Hewitt, who has been ill in the city for 
two weeks, has returned to Lake Forest. 

Through the kindness of Professor McNeill 
the astronomy class viewed the moon Satur- 
day evening through a telescope. 

Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Durand left Friday for 
the East. They intend to visit their daughter, 
Mrs. Hubert Allen, in Orange, N. J. 

The many friends of Mrs. F. W. Alex will be 
glad to hear that she is improving rapidly and 
expects to be entirely recovered within a few 

Last Monday Annie McClure celebrated her 
fourteenth birthday. Dr. McC'ure's birthday, 
being on Sunday of this week, was passed in a 
very quiet manner. 

Mrs. Swift will entertain a company of young 
people Friday evening. The party is for Na- 
than Swift, who will return from "St. Albans" 
for the Thanksgiving recess. 

Last Friday evening Miss Florence Durand 
gave a part}' in honor of Miss Eliza Dewey. 
Those who were favored with invitations re- 
port a delightful evening. 

Lake Forest would beg leave of the city 
council to suggest that some repairs might be 
made in many of the sidewalks, thus improv- 
ing greatly the convenience of pedestrians. 

A picture of Walter C. Larned appeared in an 
article on "The Harvard Club of Chicago" in 
the November number of the American Uni- 
versity Magazine. Mr. Larned is a member of 
the Harvard class of '71. 

Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Latimer were "at home" 
Friday afternoon and evening. Tea was served 
from four until six and from eight until ten 
o'clock. The house was very artistically dec- 
orated with plants and cut flowers. 

The Art Institute met at the home of Mr. 
William Henry Smith last Tuesday evening. 
Mr. E. Burton Holmes delivered an address en- 
titled "Through the Heart of the Moorish 
Empire." Mrs. Hall and Miss Day sang two 
duets entitled "Sunset" and "Spring." Mr. 
Holmes also exhibited some pictures. 

If you want to live rightly, Licinius mine, 
Don't go too far out on the billowy brine, 
For we all would be sad were you in such a 

The ocean is deep and the breeze is fickle; 
Nor yet when you fear the wide-open sea, 
As a wide-open grave in a cemetery, 
Don't hug the rough shore with its garland of 

Or you may find yourself in a pretty bad box. 
If in the old sock you've a snug little sum, 
Nor the wolf nor the agent will near your door 

Yet you'll not be compelled to give fancy dress 

Or tedious "at homes" in coveted halls. ' 
'Tis the tall pine that's tossed by the turbulent 

With the heaviest crash fall the highest chim- 
The lightnings of Jove knock the mountain 

peak flat, 
And likewise the urchin, the lofty silk hat. 
When fortune smiles not on the cool-headed 

He anticipates change though he may be dead 

Yet always is cautious whenever he's flush: 
Truly Jove alike brings and removes winter's 

If things look bad now, in time they will stop. 
From the hospital Phoebus oft turns to the 

When you're in a tight squeeze you should 

ever appear 
As chipper and gay as a good auctioneer 
But when your yacht rides on a 40-knot gale, 
Look out for a squall, take a reef in your sail. 
Harmodius and Aristogeiton. 

Huyler's candies fresh every day at Hey- 

Almonds and pecans salted to order at Hey- 

Sweet Crab Apple Cider. He3 r wood's. 

Huyler's Candies fresh every day at Hey- 

Almonds and Pecans salted to order at Hey- 

MESSRS. WRIGHT, KAY & CO., Detroit, 

Are the largest Manufacturers of 
College Badges in this Country. 

Fraternity Pins, Fraternity Jewelry, 
Fraternity Stationery. 

The University of 
course in Japanese. 

Chicago is to offer a 

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Volume IX. 

DECEMBER 10, 1895. 

Number 10. 


Heigho! The snow is deep without, 

The air is frosty keen; 
Hurrah! for jolly sleighride now 

The time is ripe, I ween. 

Chokus — While the merry sleigh-bells tinkle 
And the bright-eyed stars do twinkle 
High above. 

Come now! while Luna shines so clear, 

The stars our guides shall be; 
We'll drive with prancing steeds whose hoofs 

Keep time with sleighbells' glee. 

We're off ! Blow trumpets loud and long; 

With laugh and merry jest, 
With wit as keen as northwind's gale; 

In Pleasure's arms we rest. 

So swift we glide the trees rush by 

And vistas wider grow 
While clear-note song from hearts carefree 

Wakes echoes far. Heigho! 

The Complaint of the Leaf. 

E LITTLE LEAF waved disconsolately on 
the bough of a big maple tree one hot 
day in September. "Ah me!" she sighed, 
"Whatever shall I do if it is as the wind says?" 
At that moment the branch heard her and 
asked what was the matter. 

"Do you know," she cried, "the wind says 
that veo r soon a big brother wind of his, from 
the north, will come and we shall all be 
knocked recklessly to the ground and be left 
there to die?" 

"Well, well; never mind," answered the 
branch, "I will send word to the bough to ask 
the tree if that is really true. I don't believe 
that she will allow all of her little leaves to be 
killed in that way." 

So the question was passed along, until it 
reached the tree, and immediate^ the answer 
came back that the little leaf could stay on as 
long as she wished and that soon mother tree 
was going to get all the leaves new dresses. 
The little leaf was delighted to hear this news 
and actually forgot all about her trouble in 
planning for her dress. She would be so glad 
to have it, for she had become tired of the 

small green gown she had worn all the sum 
mer season. She finall}- decided on a scarlet 
costume and according!}- in about a week our 
little leaf was decked out in a new suit. 

You may be sure she was proud of herself 
and although the big brother wind did come, 
he only made her dance with her playmates 
who also had new gowns of orange, yellow, 
wine-color and scarlet like herself. Finally 
she began to be drowsy and she thought it 
would be such fun to just let go of the tree 
and fly out as she had seen the birds do, so 
one day, when the jolly wind was having an 
unusually good time with the leaves, she sud- 
denly let go of the great tree and went sailing 
up into the air, and silently and slowl y dropped 
to the earth, where she found herself among a 
great many other leaves, some of which had 
been her old friends and playmates in the 
summer time. 

Then she suddenly fell asleep and soon 
some featherj' flakes came floating down from 
the sky to make a warm white coverlet for the 
baby leaf which lay dreaming all the long- 
dreary winter. Edyth Platt. 




Students of the University and the residents 
of Lake Forest were greatty surprised Friday 
to learn that Professor William A. Locy, 
Ph. D., professor of animal morphology in the 
College, had decided to hand his resignation to 
the board of trustees and would accept a tempt- 
ing offer extended to him by the authorities of 
Northwestern University, at Evanston, to fill 
the same position there which he has held 
here. In view of the fact that Professor Locy 
has been a member of the College faculty for 
eight years, thus being one of the oldest 
professors here, and has been considered one 
of the best men and least to be spared, the 
announcement is being met with universal 

At Evanston Dr. Locy will occupy the chair 
of zoology, or animal morpholog3', as the suc- 
cessor to Professor E. G. Conklin, who recently 
accepted a call from the University of Penn- 
sylvania. Immediately after the Christmas 
holidays he will take up his new work but for 
the rest of the 3'earwill continue to have gen- 
eral supervision of the department at Lake 
Forest, delivering two lectures before his 
classes in the College every week. His fam- 
ily will also remain at Lake Forest until June. 
Who is to be Professor Locy's successor is 
not known and no approximately correct 
speculations can 3'et be made about the mat- 
ter. Until next 3'ear, of course, the work will 
remain in the hands of Mr. L0C3' and Mr. Btay, 
and in the fall a new professor will probably 
be secured from abroad to take the vacant 
place on the facult3'. 

President Coulter when asked in reference 
to the plans of the College in view of Profes- 
sor Loc3 7 's acceptance of the position at Evans- 
ton said: 'Professor Loc3 - will not leave his 
position at Lake Forest until the close of the 
college 3 r ear; and so far as the students are 
concerned they will know no difference in res- 
pect to his work until next fall. The two uni- 
versities have made arrangements by which 
the zoological work can be carried on b3' Pro- 
fessor L0C3' in both places during the remain- 
der of the 3 - ear. 

"As to a successor there is ample time to 
consider that carefull3'. The students can feel 
assured that in these days of intense compe- 
tition for college positions there will be an 
abundauce of line material to select from." 

Next Monda3 r evening at 6:30 o'clock the 
classes in instrumental music at Ferry Hall 
will give a piano recital in the chapel. Fol- 
lowing is the program to be given: 

Sonata in F major . ; Mozart 

[With second piano part by Ed. Grieg.] 
Miss Florence Latimer, assisted b3' Prof. Eager 

Sulla Laguera Sternberg 

Miss Grace Coulter. 

(a) Waltz Dvorak 

(b) Mazurka Eschevierra 

Miss Florence Latimer. 

(a) "An dem Springbrunnen" . . Scholtz 

(b) Crescendo ) tt t™„„/i 

(c) "Mashka" J Helmund 

Miss Margaret Coulter, 
(a) Harmonious Blacksmith . . Handel 

iejw^ri <*°P* 

Miss Sizer. 
Album de Mai Paderewski 

(a) Au Soir 

(b) Chanson DAmour 

(c) Scherzino 

(d) Barcarolle 

(e) Caprice Valse 

Miss Ripley. 


A review of Mr. Stanley's new book, "Studies 
in the Evolutionary Ps3'chology of Feeling," 
was given in "The Nation" of November 14. 
The book appeared during the summer and 
was published by Sonnenschein of London 
and McMillan of New York. The reviewer 
makes the following comments on the work: 
"Mr. Stanley, in the agreeable essa3's which 
compose his chapters limits feeling to pain 
and pleasure. We had almost said that he 
limited it to pain; for he makes pain so much 
the more important that but a single step re- 
mains to be taken to pronounce pleasure to be 
only a special^' adjusted pain. The great 
function of knowledge, upon his theo^, is to 
bring about pain or its supplement, pleasure. 
* * * His remarks are decidedH' worth rea- 
ding. * * * Instructive evolutionary anal- 
3'ses of despair, anger, svtrprise, and disapoint- 
ment, retrospective emotion, and desire, supp- 
ly materials for as many chapters. * * * 

We are happy to find in one of the last chap- 
ters an essay at a partial anal3sis of literary 
style. Some of the shortcomings of Herbert 
Spencer's theory are made manifest. * * * 

This book will do good service for thatinqu- 
ir3' into the feeling which now so much engag- 
es the psychologists. 

Notice of Postponement.— Owing to the 
meeting of the Art Institute next Tuesda3 r 
evening the Academy entertainment, an- 
nounced in another column, was postponed 
to Jan. 10, 1896, this morning, after the page on 
which the notice appears had gone to press. 



About thirty members of the sophomore 
class gathered at Mitchell Hall Thursday eve- 
ning, the occasion being the annual social 
given by the young women of the class to 
the young men. Games of various kinds 
were played and the members enjoj'ed the 
antics of several nimble acrobatic performers 
whose untiring efforts elicited great applause. 
In the football game between Rush-Lake 
Forest and Northwestern, the former, wonder- 
ful to relate, won by the score of 10 to 6. Re- 
freshments were served on small tables provid- 
ed for the occasion and after a few more games 
had been indulged in the non-Mitchell Hall 
portion of the class departed after waking up 
little ninety-nine, who was quietly slumbering 
in her cradle, by giving the class yell: 

Aj'ta Bayta, Zota Gayta, 

'98!— '98! 

Rah! Ruh! Rah! 

* * * 

Those students who spent their Thanksgiv- 
ing in Lake Forest were very hospitably enter- 
tained in the evening at the house of Presi- 
dent Coulter. About sixty young people 
from the Seminary, College and Acad- 
emy were present. The main feature of the 
evening's entertainment consisted of a book 
rebus contest. Each guest was provided 
with a picture or rebus or article, pinned to 
his coat, symbolizing the title of a book, 
magazine or newspaper, the one guessing 
the greatest number of titles winning the 
prize. Katherine Kenaga succeeded in car- 
rying off the honors, guessing twenty, while 
Miss Lita Stoddard received the "booby" 
prize, having succesfully deciphered three. 
Afterwards the guests partook of light re- 
freshments and a social time. 

* * * 

Saturday evening about twenty-five couples 
enjoyed the first sleighride given by the Col- 
lege students this winter. After riding for 
about an hour the sleighs drew up before a 
restaurant in Highland Park, where supper 
awaited the keen appetites aroused by the fes- 
tive sport. 

* * * 

Upon Friday evening, the day after Thanks- 
giving, the young women who remained at 
Mitchell Hall during the recess entertained 
several of their friends from among the Col- 
lege boys in the parlors at Mitchell Hall. The 
chief attraction of the evening was a taffy pull 

at which all of the company displayed great 
ability and those who acted as cooks wonder- 
ful power of appeal to the palate. Various 
games made the hoixrs move on with celerity, 
and as a result the guests, who came earlj-, 
stayed late. Sweetened by the taff y and the 
conversation the time which all enjoyed was 
just as pleasant as it could be. Ten young 
women were the hosts and as many boj-s were 


The meeting Saturday evening in the Ale- 
theian Society was an "Irish Evening." Fol- 
lowing was the program: Music — "The Party 
at Odd Feller's Hall," Miss Daisy Wood; read- 
ing — "Jamie Butler and the Owl" — Miss Mc- 
Clenahan; song — "O'Grady's Goat" — the Misses 
Hazelton and Henderson; readings from the 
Irish poet, Moore, Miss Keener; Irish jokes, 
collected and arranged by Miss Britton, read 
by members of the society. The debate, "Re- 
solved, That Ireland Should have Home 
Rule" was omitted because of the absence of 
one of the debaters. 

* * * 

Friday evening the following officers were 
elected in the Athenaean society for the ensu- 
ingterm: President, W. U. Halbert; vice-presi- 
dent, W. A. Adair; secretary, W. G. Condit; 
treasurer, R. B. Dunn; critic, E. U. Graff; ser- 
geant-at-arms, D. S. Weutworth. 


Harry Thom has left town. 

'84— Mrs. H. C. Chatfield-Taylor, in company 
with her husband, sailed for Spain last week. 

Harry Bodle, an alumnus of the Academj-, 
accompanied the boys to Austin and went to 
visit G. M. Wells at Macomb. Bodle is in busi- 
ness at his home in Rib Lake, Wis. 

One of the alumni of the Academy whose 
name is kept from the public, showed the 
proper spirit by writing to Principal Smith to 
ask what he could do for the societies. Prin- 
cipal Smith suggested that he should aecorate 
the society halls. 

Saturday evening, Nov. 30, a reception was 
held in honor of the Boys' Club at the old ho- 
tel building, where the quarters of the club 
used to be. This was the opening meeting of 
the year of 1895- '96 and the officers of all the 
divisions and most all of the members were 
present, and showed great interest in renew- 
ing the work of last year. Music and speaking 
were the order of the evening, several numbers 
being rendered by the Academj' quartet. Re- 
freshments, consisting of coffee and cake, were 


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The Christmas number of The Stentor will 
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With the present issue of The Stentor sev- 
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These are due to the resignation from office of 
John J. Price, who has so ably filled the posi- 
tion of editor-in-chief since last spring. Mr. 
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Lake Forest's showing during the past 
football season has not been one in which sat- 
isfaction in very large quantities may be 
taken. Indeed, it might be said that interest 
in each game played by the 'Varsit} 7 team was 
nearly stifled b} r the almost universal opinion 
that the outcome would be only another 
defeat to be added to the already too 
long list. We might, however, offer 
first-rate excuses: How the good mater- 
ial which was counted on failed to ma- 
terialize; how the practice was unavoidably 
delayed; how the "good coach" could not be 
obtained. All of these reasons might be given, 
but we will say nothing, not even mention 
them. The coalition with Rush saved us from 
worse defeats, if that were possible, and was 
the best thing to do under the circumstances. 
If this idea of an all-universit} 7 team had been 
promulgated last June, who knows but that 
we might have held our own with the wor- 
thiest of foes? Nevertheless, the second and 
Academy teams made fair showings and in 
part retrieved the ill success of the 'Varsity. 
In order to have a winning team next 
season it will in our judgment be advis- 
able and necessary to (1) canvass all depart- 
ments of the University for good material 
early in June; (2) begin preliminary practice 
in June; (3) have all candidates on hand 
read} 7 for practice September 1; and if possi- 
ble secure a coach who will devote his entire 
time and energy to the team. If these condi- 
tions can be fully met Lake Forest's chances 
for a winning team should be by no means 

Mrs. Poteat, of New Haven, Conn., has 
come to the notice of all newspaper readers 
during the past few weeks. This is very nat- 
ural, too, for what woman is there longing for 


notoriety who cannot obtain the same. What 
makes the said Mrs. Poteat interesting is her 
attack upon Yale College and her rather terse 
statement to the effect that she would rather 
send her son to the place of eternal punish- 
ment than to Yale. It might be thought from 
such an utterance that Mrs. Poteat is ac- 
quainted with both places. It seems very- 
probable, however, that she is quite ignorant 
of the existing conditions both at Yale and the 
other place. The best way, no doubt, is not to 
take seriously what she says. Of course there 
are bad and vicious boys in every educational 
institution in existence, but to slander a large 
college as this woman does is quite uncalled 
for. If her boy, provided she has one, must be 
kept where none of the temptations which by 
divine decree every person must meet and try 
to overcome will annoy him, she had better 
send him to heaven or else assassinate Satan. 
Upon this talk against college morals a Chi- 
cago daily makes the following sensible re- 

The attacks made by narrow-minded indi- 
viduals, of greater or less prominence, upon 
the alleged low standards of morality in the 
colleges of the country are, for the most part, 
unfounded. The mere fact that a student at 
one institution is found guilty of larceny and 
a student at another is convicted of habitual 
drunkenness is no argument in support of a 
general denunciation of college influences. 
Such instances of criminality and vice prove 
nothing but the weak or wicked character of a 
particular student. The} T are as ineffectual to 
demonstrate the immoral tendency of the 
social life of the higher institutions of learn- 
ing as the lapse irom rectitude of the proverb- 
ial "minister's son" or "deacon's daughter" is 
to prove the debasing influences of the homes 
they desecrate. It is a safe general proposi- 
tion that college faculties lay quite as much 
stress upon the moral as upon the intellectual 
improvement of students. A higher educa- 
tion does not necessarily imply a better mor- 
ality in a special case, but the higher the av- 
erage of learning the higher the average of 

As A very great surprise came the announce- 
ment Frida3' that Professor William A. Locy 
would resign his position here and would go 
to Northwestern University. The loss of a 
professor of such great and wide reputation, 
scholarly attainments and recognized ability 
as it' is Professor Locy's good fortune to pos- 
sess will be severely felt at Lake Forest Uni- 
versity. For eight years one of the recognized 
lights of the faculty he had been regarded as 
a fixture in the institution. We are glad to 
note that his resignation will not immediately 
sever him from the work of the College, and 

that the students in his department will have 
the benefit of his lectures until the end of 
the academic year. Dr. Locy is one of 
the best embry'ologists in the West and we 
congratulate Northwestern on obtaining him. 
We think we can readily see why he should 
leave us, but we maintain that he would not 
leave if the powerful friends of Lake Forest 
University who have means to endow it liber- 
ally^— if the} 7 chose to do so — would come to 
the breach. 


Next Monda3 r evening the Political and Soc- 
ial Science Club of the College which was 
such a prominent organization last 3'ear, will 
begin work anew and is again to come into 

Professor D. H. Wheeler, Ph. D., of Allegheny 
College, Meadville, Pa., will address the mem- 
bers of the club and all others who are inter- 
ested in social science at that time in the par- 
lors of Mitchell Hall. His subject will be "The 
Railroad Question." The lecture promises to 
be of great interest and everyone is invited to 
attend it. 


The committee appointed some time ago to 
make arrangements for a debate with the Uni- 
versity of Chicago reports satisfactory pro- 
gress. It will be remembered that last year 
our representatives, Messrs. Eakins, Smith 
and Coulter, handsomel}' defeated the repre- 
sentatives of the C. U. and it is earnestl} - hoped 
that the oratorical men in Lake Forest Uni- 
versity will see to it that she does not fall be- 
low this high standard. Last year the men 
representing Lake Forest were without excep- 
tion from the undergraduate department, the 
College, while two of Chicago's debaters were 
from professional schools. This year it is 
proposed to give the Chicago College of Law, 
Lake Forest's professional law department, 
one representative, another is to be chosen 
from Lake Forest College and the third chosen 
by competitive debate between debaters from 
both departments. The debate with Chicago 
will take place early in the year. The subject 
for the preliminary debate will be announced 

Last Tuesday evening the Art Institute met 
at the home of Mr. E. F. Chapin. Mr. Lorado 
Taft delivered an address on "The Luxem- 
bourg," illustrating his lecture with views, 
which were of very great interest to all. 



"Bobbing" is quite the thing. 

Saturday recitations are a howling success. 

Have you had a ride on Arthur Reid's "bob?" 

Is it to be indoor baseball or basket-ball this 

Conro has been suffering from a bad attack 
of tonsilitis. 

Mr. Hinckley will organize a class in Italian 
next semester. 

J. K. Anderson gave a sleighing party Sat- 
urday evening. 

Don't allow the deep snow to keep you from 
chapel attendance. 

Frank B. Loomis, of Portage, Wis., spent 
Thanksgiving with Will Jaeger. 

Zero weather has been with us all this fall 
and bids fair to stay the winter out. 

The Rush-Lake Forest football aggregation 
was photographed a week ago. 

The second eleven went to Chicago and had 
their pictures taken Saturda}' afternoon. 

Professor Hinekle}* read before a select aud- 
ience in the chapel at -1:30 o'clock Thursday 

Miss Ida Sawyer has been compelled to re- 
turn to her home in Aurora on account of her 
serious illness. 

Professor Smith (in the psychology class) — 
"There is something almost divine in the exer- 
tions of a Newton." 

It is alleged that the new coat of paint on the 
reading room floor is guaranteed to keep the 
feet as warm as the matting did. 

Alcott did not return from Elgin until Fri- 
day. His Thanksgiving vacation was marred 
by a serious attack of tonsilitis. 

The Academy entertainment promises to be 
excellent. Purchase tickets and make a date 
with some fair person before it will be too late. 

John Coulter spent Thanksgiving at home. 
He reports how some of the sophomores hazed 
him one night at Madison, mistaking him for 
a freshman. 

Any person who often attempts during these 
days to walk down town on the icy walks ought 
to feel inspired to write a book on "Navigation 
Under Difficulties." 

Mrs. Turney, at Academia, has two elegantly 
furnished, well-heated rooms which she de- 
sires to rent to students. In view of their 
handy situation they should soon become oc- 

The glee and banjo clubs are practicing reg- 
ularly every week and judging from their en- 
thusiasm and the ability of the members of the 
clubs they will meet with success this season. 
The clubs will make a trip this year. 

After listening to declamations from Mis9 
Daisy Wood and E. U. Graff the class in voice 
culture under Professor Booth had a "quiz" 
Friday afternoon. The morning class in 
action also had a test. Both tests were oral. 

For some reason or other there has been no 
sight of the storm-doors except at Mitchell 
Hall this winter. It seems that they made 
their farewell appearance around the College 
last year. But the girls, of course, are not ad- 
dicted to bonfires. 

The faculties of Lake Forest, Chicago and 
Northwestern LJniversities were the guests 
last Tuesday evening of the educational de- 
partment of the Woman's Club of Chicago. 
During the evening - President Coulter deliv- 
ered an address. 

Professor Seward is organizing- a German 
club which will practice conversation and 
thus better acquaint itself with the language. 
There was such a club a few years ago and 
the new one should become very popular both 
as a social and an educational factor. 

Thursday the chemistry class adjourned to 
see a runaway. A horse dashed past the build- 
ing toward the west dragging the "bob" of the 
Smith boys. The sled broke in front of Mitch- 
ell Hall and the horse was stopped somewhere 
this side of Libertyvil'e. No one was injured. 

The professors report an attendance last 
Saturday morning of about thirty per cent, of 
the students, which is about the same as last 
year, when only the one day of vacation was 
granted Thanksgiving time and recitations 
were held all day Friday. 

The Athletic Association has appointed the 
following committee to arrange the annual 
entertainment, which will be given soon after 
the holidays: H. B. Cragin, chairman; Miss 


Lita Stoddard, Miss Janet Ranstead, E. R. 
Brown, Fauntleroy and J. K. Anderson. 

The young women commenced their gym- 
nastic work last week. 

Miss Ida McLean, of Chicago University, 
was the guest of Miss Olive McClenahan over 

The Misses Mellen and McClenahan "feasted" 
Mitchell Hall Friday evening in honor of Miss 
Ida McLean. 

In the Harvard Crimson for December 4 ap- 
pears a cast of the play"Le Maladie Iniaginaire" 
as it will be played by the members of the Cer- 
cle Francaise at Harvard. In the list of "doct- 
ors, surgeons and apothecaries" appears the 
name S. C. Cutler. It is surmised that this is 
meant for B. S. Cutler, ex-'98. 

There was an interesting meeting of the 
freshman class Wednesday afternoon. A 
great deal of important business was trans- 
acted. The freshman young women have is- 
sued invitations to the boys of the class for a 
party to be given at Mitchell Hall Thursday 

Ferry Hall. 

"Bob" riding is a very popular fad at pres- 

Miss Ripley returned Sunday evening from 
her vacation. 

Miss Chaffer, of Washington, 111., spent Sun- 
day with her sister. 

Many of the "Sems" enjoyed the very de- 
lightful sleighride Saturday evening. 

Miss Sargent attended a party at Highland 
Park Thursday evening. 

Miss Jane Zabriskie gave a talk on table 
manners in chapel Thursday morning. 

Mrs. E. F. Chapin invited the art class to the 
Art Institute lecture given at her home Tues- 
day evening. 

The vocal class is practicing choruses to be 
sung at the concert soon. It is only to be 
hoped that they will equal those so popular 
last year. The recital for the term will be given 
in the chapel Friday evening. 

Miss Cushman Friday night gave the first of 
the art lectures which will be continued at inter- 
vals during the winter. In this one she spoke 
of early art and the three great masterpieces 
of earlier times — the Temple of Karnak, the 
Parthenon and the Sistine Chapel. 

Ferry Hall is beginning to feel very much 
in the spirit of athletics just at present. Miss 
Crane Monday tried to convince herself of this 

fact more forcibly by breaking her finger at 
basket-ball, thus heading the list of wounded 
heroines who will suffer for the cause of the 
new substitute for football. 

Thirty of the girls remained here for Thanks- 
giving and were variously entertained during 
the recess. Wednesda3' evening there was a 
feast from the contents of Thanksgiving boxes 
sent to the Misses Hinkle, Mitchell, Mercer and 
Stoddard. Thursday evening several attended 
the very pleasant part}' given by Mrs. Coulter. 
Friday evening all were invited to a candy 
pull in the gymnasium, given by the Misses 
Metcalf and Hensen. Among the guests at 
Thanksgiving dinner were Miss Street and Mr. 
Robbins, with Miss Street; Mr. Jaeger and Mr. 
Loomis, with the Misses Mohr. 

Two new fellows are expected next week. 

All report an excellent time during Thanks- 
giving vacation. 

Fred Whitney, of Waukegan, who was the 
salutatorian of the Academy class of '93 and is 
now a student at Williams College, was elect- 
ed editor of the Williams Weekly Friday. 


Upon Tuesday evening, December 17, the 
students of the Academy, assisted by forces 
from outside, will give a grand entertainment 
in the chapel at Reid Hall. In view of the 
elaborate arrangements which the boys are 
making for the affair it promises to be first- 
class and well worth the patronage of all the 
students of the University as well as the 
town people. The proceeds from the sale of 
tickets will be used for furnishing the society 
halls of the Gamma Sigma and Tri Kappa So- 
cieties and purchasing a piano for the Acad- 
emy chapel. 

A farce, guaranteed to be the best of the late 
plays, entitled "A Bic3'de Farce" and written 
by John Kendrick Bangs, will occupy a prom- 
inent part of the program. In addition to this 
Mr. Walter Cranston Larned has promised to 
read several selections and a soloist from the 
city will also appear. Among other attractions 
will be the Academy glee and banjo clubs, 
who are to make their first public appearance 
with the avowed purpose of astonishing the 

The play to be given has been put on the 
stage in Boston just recently and met with 
great favor there, wherefore it is natural to 
suppose that it will meet with equal favor 
at Lake Forest. 



Athletic News. 

Thanksgiving Game is Lost. 

Lake Forest's football players had no ap- 
parent reason for being thankful Nov. 28. Just 
as a great many other games the closing con- 
test of the season ended with a zero opposite 
the Rush-Lake Forest score. Beloit College, 
the antagonist, won the day, the result of the 
game standing 18 to in her favor. 

Trout Park, at Elgin, was filled by a good 
crowd of people at 2:30 p. m., when the game 
was called, and financially the day was a suc- 
cess. Only eleven men and no substitutes 
went to Elgin as players, Fullenweider, Wil- 
liams, McNary and Wallace being absent. In 
this crippled condition a victory could hardly 
be expected. Other excuses cannot be enum- 
erated here because of "lack of space." A de- 
tailed account of the game would hardly be of 
interest to the readers of The Stentor. 

Three touchdowns were made by Beloit and 
goal was kicked once. Deep snow covered the 

The line-up was as follows: 

Griffith .... left end Riggs 

Woolsey ... left tackle .... Rogers 

Thorn left guard Cox 

Duncan center Austin 

Srnolt .... right guard .... Payne 

Lee right tackle .... Bunge 

Barrett .... right end . . . Knudtson 
Loomis . . . quarter back .... Jeffries 
Jackson . . right half back . Atkinson, Capt. 

Libby . . . left half back Myers 

Sager, Capt . . full back .... Hinckley 

Touchdowns — Rogers (2), Payne. Goal — At- 

Thus ends the football season of 1895. The 
second eleven and the Academy team had no 
Thanksgiving games. There may yet he one 
or two class games in case the snow disap- 
pears and the grounds are in a condition for 
playing. The freshman class of the College 
has made the beginning — though rather late 
in the season — by challenging any class foot- 
ball team which may desire to meet it in com- 

Jaeger for Baseball Captain. 
At a meeting of the baseball men 
held last week W. \V. Jaeger was elected to fill 
the position of captain of the University base- 
ball team for the approaching season. Mr. 
Jaeger will take up his duties at once. In 
view of the good work he accomplished while 

captain of the Academy nine two years ago 
and his experience as a player he promises to 
lead the team on to victory in the spring — if 
such a thing be possible at Lake Forest. 

On account of the resignation of J. B. Wil- 
liamson, who was elected last June to be the 
captain for this year, the election of a new 
captain became necessary. Mr. Williamson 
found that he would not be able to devote the 
necessary time to the team and consequently 
withdrew. He will, however, play on the 
the team. He would have been a very' able 

Following is a report of the proceedings of 
the meeting of the board of directors of the 
Athletic Association: 

Meeting of board of directors called to order 
by President W. R. Bridgman at 7:30 p. m. in 
library. All members were present and much 
interest was shown in the various discus- 

The resignation of J. B. Williamson as cap- 
tain of the baseball team was formally accep- 
ted. A report of the treasurer, J. E. Carver, 
was to the effect that all old debts of the asso- 
ciation had been met and that the baseball 
season would begin with about $200 in the 

H. B. Cragin, Jr., as chairman of the winter 
athletic entertainment committee, was author- 
ized to draw on the treasurer for the sum of 
twenty-five dollars for preliminary expenses. 

The 'Varsity 7 football captain reported that 
a meeting of the team to elect a captain for 
next year would soon be called. 

Moved and seconded that the association 
agree to pay $7.50 toward the purchase of pic- 
tures of the second eleven. Motion carried 
and .meeting adjourned. W. U. Halbert, 


Indoor Football Game. 

The second eleven has arranged a date in 
Milwaukee for December 14, to play the South 
Side High School football team in the Exposi- 
tion building. Sawdust will be scattered over 
the floor and on this canvass will be spread. 
The players will wear tennis shoes. 

This game is to be the first one of a series 
which will be played this winter in Milwaukee. 

For an Academy League. 

The movement for the formation of an ath- 
letic league between Lake Forest Academy, 
Northwestern Academy and the Morgan Park 
Academv of the University of Chicago will 
probably meet with success and before the 
opening of the baseball season in the spring 
the league of these three preparatory schools 
will no doubt be a reality. 

Professor W. H. Williams, of Lake Forest, is 
corresponding with representatives of the 



other institutions in regard to the matter. Thi« 
league will bring the members into such 
relations that they will meet oftener on the 
athletic field both in football and baseball con- 
tests and with a pennant to strive for the re- 
sult will be new spirit and enthusiasm among 
the academic athletes. 

Academy Baseball Outlook. 
Prospects for a good baseball team were 
never brighter in the Academ3- than at present. 
Of last year's team Miller (captain), Baldwin, 
Betten, Kyle, Crabb and Coey are back. 
Among the new men who will try are Sher- 
wood, Wood, Cameron, Chandler, Knudson, 
Baylies, Pratt, Mudge, Burchell and Davies; 
for catchers there are Baldwin and Coey; 
pitchers, Knudson, Betten and Davies; first 
base, Miller; second base, Sherwood and 
Wood; shortstop, Cameron and Crabb; third 
base, Baylies and Chandler; for the field 
there are Kyle, Pratt, Mudge and Burchell. 
With this aggregation of excellent material 
the Academy should be able to do great 
things next spring. 

The Academy boys are talking some of 

organizing a basket-ball team. The sporting 
goods houses say it is to be the game this 
winter. A team has already been organized 
at the University of Chicago. 

The University of Michigan football team 
has demonstrated the fact that Western teams 
can play football with Eastern colleges. It is 
a fair statement that Michigan, a fair repre- 
sentative of the West, could beat all the "crack" 
elevens of the smaller Eastern colleges and 
there are but two of the big teams that could 
beat her — Yale and Pennsylvania. 

Harvard has just arranged for dual track 
and field games with the University of Penn- 
sj'lvania, presumedly to take the place of the 
old Harvard- Yale dual contest. The games 
will be held next May in Philadelphia. 

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The Swifts have moved from the Ramsey 
house and will occupy the Hinckley residence 
for the winter. 

Miss Hazel Taylor, of Chicago, was the guest 
of Miss Mildred Anderson for a few days dur- 
ing the Thanksgiving recess. 

Mr. and Mrs. Carter Harrison Fitzhugh left 
Lake Forest Monday for Chicago, where they 
will spend the winter. Mr. Fitzhugh will con- 
tinue to have charge of the Sunday-school. 

Communion services were held in the church 
at 3:30 o'clock Sundaj' afternoon. Next Sunday 
Dr. Charles Morton, of Chicago, will preach 
and in the evening there will be a praise ser- 

Miss Marion Hall was badly hurt by a fall 
last Saturday. Civilized citizens should break 
off ice layers on their walks if they prefer not 
to have their property haunted by revengeful 

Miss Grace Coulter and Miss Kathryn Baker 
spent Sunday with Miss Martha Butler, of Lake 
Forest, who is spending the winter in Chicago. 
Her home is on the South side near the old 
"Fair" grounds. 

Last Sunday Morning through the kindness 
of Mr. Chapin the North Side Quartet of Chic- 
ago rendered three numbers in the church 
service. This novelty in the way of music was 
much appreciated by all. 

Miss Fllen Holt and Miss Minnie Rnmsey 
have returned from their tour abroad after an 
absence of nearly four months. They report 
an excellent time and can tell many an amus- 
ing incident of foreign life. 

The Boj''s Club Association has rented the 
old Johnson House, opposite Mr. Nichols', for 
their new quarters. A general committee 
meeting of the "Social Union" was held Satur- 
day evening to make arrangements for the 
coming- year. 

Wednesday evening was the twenty-fifth an- 
niversary of the Woman's Board of the North- 
west. It was celebrated at the Presbyterian 
Church with a sociable. Several speeches 
were delivered and refreshments were served 
after a short social time had been enjoyed. 

At the house of Mrs. Frank Hall last Friday 
evening a reading was given by Mrs. Fitz 
Henry McClure. Mrs. McClure's program con- 
sisted of miscellaneous readings. The next 
reading will be given at the home of Mrs. Cal- 
vin Durand Thursday evening, Dec. 19, on 
"Guinevere," by Tennyson. 

Watch for it ! 

It will appear next Wednesday. 
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Volume IX. 


Number 11. 

X Christmas Sowa 

P«orj^ tht agc§ long had rolled 
Since the tim* of £c)enold, 

Ignorance i.nd y/^Y*n<i Sin 
piled tl>i e<vrtft with h°md din. 

CU: J$ it not wd\ worth the tiling 

}{o-wthf Uord of Glory c&me, 

Offe ri ng" u<j * heavenly dwellin 
Clf Ancing &II our jgur/Und^Ume ? 

Oh the §tilln.€^ of the nigJ* 
C<km« ift^ofholy light'! 

pf*M the ^"g °f pr«n.i§t then 
J^ce an «*rth ! (xoo«J will to men ? 

O'fr fcdea^ pla,inj &f*r N 
}3l»xed the wondrouj g««Jing 5^. 

pointing wJi«rethe child, waj boirn 
V^ho should u^her in thf jiJ&wn. ' 

^fftppy $•«£,*"* happier /ruth, 
l^ctthe world renew it'§ youth, 

J^rthe Christ Child $/iall prevail 
*p|| the powtr^ of ferKpc^ fail- 


Dictot^ anb defeat. 


othy Ellery should always have been 
at swords' points with each other is hard to 
determine. What the outcome of their vari- 
ous disagreements might have been if Helen 
Clay had not been at hand to settle them amica- 
bly is a still more difficult question. These 
three young ladies were all stars, but they dif- 
fered from one another in glory. Miss Clay 
shone because of her good works, and among 
the more ambitious, because of her portly 
pocketbook; Miss Schiller for her good looks, 
and Miss Ellery for all of these graces — beauty, 
goodness, and a very neat bank-account. 

But a fiercer storm than ever was brewing 
between the Caesar and Ponipey of this 19th 
century triumvirate. Miss Ellery had planned 
a very attractive party for an entertainment, 
which, coming on Christmas Eve, was to be 
made an especially gay occasion. Several of 
her guests had already been secured and 
among them Miss Clay. The only remaining 
one of the three, Miss Schuyler, hearing of 
what was in progress, moved more by motives 
of competition than anything else, began im- 
mediately to get up a part}' of her own for the 
same entertainment. Such an action could 
hardly be called either kind-hearted or con- 
ventional, but Miss Schuyler would endure 
anything before subordination. 

"Well," she thought to herself, "if Dorothy 
Ellery has half the boxes on one side of the 
house, I'll have them all on the other, even if I 
go out into the byways and hedges to find 
people to fill them. What if Mrs. Ellery does 
entertain better than mamma, we have by far 
the better dinners, and that is all the men care 

With these very generous and loving 
thoughts Miss Schuyler rang for her carriage 
and set out for Cooley's Alley, where with sev- 
eral other equally charitable-minded young- 
ladies, she was getting up a Christmas tree 
and dinner for the impoverished inhabitants 
of that destitute place. 

£ $ $ $ # 

If anyone of the triumvirate particularly ad- 
mired anything, their respective satellites — 
of which each had a great number — in conse- 
quence also thought it very fine. And so when 

these three young ladies hinted that Harold 
Whitney was irreproachable, he was lionized 
by all the rest and worshipped from afar by 
some of the less adventurous. Miss Ellery 
was far too discreet to manifest a particular 
interest in any one person — but not so Miss 
Schuyler; if she wanted a thing she was deter- 
mined to have it, and she usually got it, for she 
was very clever. 

But she was harassed by grave apprehen- 
sions as to the direction of Mr. Whitney's at- 
tentions. This uncertainty only added fresh 
stimulus to her never flagging spirits. So 
by a good deal of skilful maneuvering one ev- 
ening at a dance, she wrested the delightsome 
Harold from the relentless grasp of a certain 
Mrs. Spudge who had three very homely and 
unattractive daughters, and asked him to dine 
at her house on Christmas eve. 

"So sorry Selinda, Mehitabel, and Eliza May 
are going- South so soon," she said to Mrs. 
Spudge, with a conciliatory smirk as she 
whirled away on Whitney's arm. 

"Well, I'm not," replied her partner with a 
sickly grin. "It entirely takes the wind out of 
my sails to see that full-rigged war-ship bear- 
ing down on me with her three frigates in tow 
all armed for the fray." 

Miss Schuyler laughed. "So we shall surely 
see you on Christmas Eve," she was saying, 
as Whitney gave her over to the kindly care of 
her spectacled aunt. 

"Yes indeed," was the hearty reply, "it will 
give me very great pleasure." And Margaret 
felt that she had scored. 

Her sensations might have been very differ- 
ent, however, if she had known Whitney's feel- 
ings as on the following morning his man 
handed him a note that ran thus: 

My Dear Mr. Whitney: I am planning a 
part}' for the entertainment on Christmas Eve 
and hope you will join us. We dine at seveu 
and after the concert all the young people are 
coming back again for a little dance. Both 
Dorothy and I will be greatly disappointed if 
anything prevents you from being with us 
then. Always cordially, 

Elizabeth Clyde Ellery. 

N December 19th, 189 . 

"Just my luck," he muttered, savagely grind- 
ing his teeth. "Why couldn't this note have 


come before? Ah, Dorothy, my heart longs to 
be with thee," he sighed as he lit his cigar, 
"but I will come to your dance and we will 
trip the light fantastic together then." 

The calm unruffled way in which Miss 
Ellery had met the opposition of Miss Schuy- 
ler rather baffled the latter young lady. Miss 
KUery on her part, always desirous of main- 
taining the peace, had gone so far as to ask 
the Scnuyler contingent to her dance. Not- 
withstanding it all, the collected forces Miss 
Schuyler presented, as she marshalled them 
into their boxes, were not otherwise than for- 
midable. If Miss Ellery as well as her guests 
had not had a long line of illustrious ances- 
tors to carry her standard against the armies 
of the Philistines encamped on the other side 
of the house she might well have felt that her 
forces were routed. But her placid features 
betrayed no sign of inward agitation, and she 
bowed graciousl3 r to Miss Schuyler, who had 
established herself in a box with three men 
and a harmless young cousin with pig-tails. 
Margaret was basking in the light of Whit- 
ney's smiles and those of the respective Ogden 
brothers, two very eligible men with a re- 
markable line of ancestors, which the3' claim- 
ed began with Noah and in direct succession 
through Julius Caesar, William the Conqueror 
and the Prince of Wales, had reached the high 
water mark in these two fin-de-siecle men, who 
had deigned to grace Miss Schuyler's box- 
party. But had the3' been at the Antipodes 
the3 r would not have received less attention 
from her. Her remarks were made exclusive- 
ly' to Whitne3 _ , and the sustained composure 
with which he answered her taunts on the 
"Ellery Tribe." as she politely called them, 
was more than exasperating - . Margaret was 
becoming a trifle discomposed; her remarks 
began to border on the rash; it was evident 
something must be done to check her ad- 

"Miss Schu3 T ler," said Harold, bending over 
her shoulder and speaking in low agitated 
tones, "if I should tell 3-011 something- which 
as 3 r et ought not to be disclosed, could I feel 
that with 3-ou it would surel3' go no farther?" • 

"Yes, you can." She darted a triumphant 
glance at Dorothy Ellery. "He is more sus- 
ceptible than I supposed," she thought to her- 
self. "1 didn't expect him to succumb so soon." 
"What is it," she added aloud. 

"I am confident," he said hurriedl3 r , his voice 
trembling, "that you would speak more guar- 
dedly if you knew that I am engageu to Miss 

Margaret's head swam; she buried her face in 
her. bouquet, writhing beneath the stead3 T gaze 
with which she felt Whitney was regarding 
her. Ever3'one was leaving, the entertainment 
was over. 

"I will bid you all good-night here," she said 
as her guests gathered around her. "Papa and 
Aunt E,mil3' will see 3'ou safel3' to Mrs. Ellen's 
and please give Dorotl^ my Christmas wishes 
and tell her that I am very sorry to miss her 
dance." M. 


"Herodotus is not at home," said the maid to 
the reporter for the Gun. 

"But I must see him," the newspaper man 
replied. "He promised me an account of that 
basket-ball game for the county- edition to- 
morrow morning, no matter what might hap- 

"O — oh, 3 T es, Mr. Gun, but 3-011 had better be 
careful, for he is in a fearfull3- bad humor. 
Come right in." 

Thefatherof histor3 r , etc., was 13-ing on his 
couch and the curtains were drawn. "Yes, I 
feel very well, thank you," he said. "My dislo- 
cated shoulder troubles me a little and my left 
e3 r e doesn't, as you might say, exactly track. 
Yet onl3 T four of 1113' ribs are gone and that 
fracture of my leg is only a simple one, so 1 
guess I can give the promised account. 

"I was ver3" much gratified, I confess," he 
went on, "when I learned that I had been 
chosen umpire. It was the first basket-ball 
game, you know, between Mitchell Hall and 
the "Sem," and I am not sure whether I was 
chosen for 1113' handsome appearance or for 
ni3' tenderness of heart. But I went smiling 
and satisfied to the "gym" at the appointed 

"Basket-ball is a queer sort of a game. The3' 
have a large round football to play it with and 
the girls throw it aroun.l until they all stop 
and scream 'You mean thing! That's no fair!' 
Of course I understood the game perfectly, 
but when I gave Mitchell Hall six points be- 
cause someone broke Miss H — 's glasses ever3-- 
body looked puzzled. The confusion slights- 
interfered with 1113- presence of mind and after 
a few extempore decisions on my part — I am 
sure I did ni3' vei"3 r best to satisf3 r both sides — 
the storm broke. 

"I was run over b3 - a mogul engine in Ath- 
ens some 3'ears ago and it caused me consid- 
erable discomfort, but it was nothing to what 
I suffered toda3\ My clearest recollection is of 
a herd of stampeded cattle trampling- on me, 
then of an avalanche and one of Alexander's 
compound steam battering rams. Ever heard 
of them? My hair has indeed been rather thin 
of late 3-ears but now I am afraid, I'm afraid I 
shall have to get a w-wig." He final^' over- 
came his emotion. 

"What was the score? inquired the reporter. 

"I don't think there was one," said the sage, 
the score-keeper got so interested in the game 
that she forgot to keep track." 

The representative of the Gun slunk out and 
wrote up the sophomore sleigh-ride instead. 



"Did Oi iver till j-ez about the toime we had 
thefoine roideon the bob-slidge, Patthrick, me 
bye? Arrah, thin, but it wor a nilegant toime 
we had shure! But Oi'll be afther tellin' } r ez. 

"Will thin, toe begin wid, Oi was a-sittin' 
ferninst ine foi'e the noight before Thanks- 
givin' a meditatin' what Oi haa to be thankful 
fur an' whot Oi should do tomorrow besoides 
attind mass an' go over an' visit yer faj-ther, 
whin there comes a knock at the dure, an' 
whin Oi goes Oi finds Michael O'Shaughnessy 
there. 'Conie in,' sez Oi. 'Oi can't,' sez he. 
'Oi've got me horse here. Do yezwant to have 
the toime uv yer loife?' sez he. 'The toime uv 
me loife?' sez Oi, 'why Oi'm not objectin,' sez 
Oi. 'Well, bundle up warrm thin, an' come on,' 
sez he. An' so Oi does an' whin Oi gets out 
thayre whot do Oi see but a horse a'-standin' 
hitcht up to aboard on whales or runners thot 
Moike called a 'bob.' The hull thing con- 
sisted uv a woide board with a little bittane uv 
a bob slidge under ache ind, an' this wor 
hitcht to the horse wid shaaves. 'An' whot's 
the foine toime 3'ez'll be havin'? sez Oi. 'Oi'll 
tell yez,' sez Moike, a'-shtandin'upon the slidge 
an' a'-tellin D. O'Heenyay (which be the token 
wor th' horse's full name, but they called 'im 
Dobbin fur short) to go long. Oi troied a 
shtandin' up too but th' foorst thing Oi knew 
Oi was lift behint in the shnow an' the rig was 
goin' along." 

"Why couldn't you stand up?" ventured Pat- 

"Shtan' up, is it? Not a bit cud Oi shtan' 
on thot bezanus at all, at all. If ye'll belave 
me thot boord wor shlipperer than the shcaf- 
iold thot Timothy Grogan hod thot toime he 
wor a-patehin' his roof an' Oi till off an' dessi- 
cated me fisticuff an' hod to lay in th' hospit- 
tle an' yer mither wor so good to me. Pace to 
her ashes! Ah, but she wor a good leddy. Oi 
raymimber wance Oi tuk dinner at yer house 
an' whin she poored me tay Oi sez, sez Oi, 
'Don't putt in so much shugar,' sez Oi, an' 
'Dinnis,' sez she, 'Dinnis, it wadn't be hurrtin' 
yez if it wor oil shugar.' Ah, she wor a troo 
sister to me shure. 

"\\ heie wor Oi? O, yis. Will Oi got aboord 
the mashane wance moore an' this toime Oi 
sat down wid me hands a clutchin' the soides, 
furOi didn't want to take no chances. Thin 
Michael revaled the plan he hod in moind. 

'Dinnis,' sez he, 'we'll go an attind the matin' 
uv the Sodalit3' fur th' Pravinshun uv th' 
Ameeljrashun uv th' Condishun uv th' Pure 
in th' Tinth Warrd,' sez he, an' thin we'll get 
the two Flannigan gurrls and take a foine 
roide shure.' So we goes fur the two Flanni- 
gan gurrls an' shure didn't Gertj T say she 
didn't want to go to the matin'; she'd rayther 
go a'bobbin. We goes to th' hall an' there we 
meets Phelim O'Doherty and Hugh Finnegan, 
an' whin they saw the contra j-vance shure they 
lost all desoire fur the matin' an' sez 
they want to go a-bobbin'. Will, to make a 
short story long', Michael O'Shaughnessy and 
Marie Flannigan wint to the matin' an' Gerty 
an' Phelim an' Hugh an' Oi decoided to have 
a roide an' call fer thim whin the matin' wor 

"Ah, wirra, mony's the toime we wisht thot 
noight we'd toid the baste and attinded the 
matin', but niver a bit did we think thin of 
0113' thin' but hovin' a foine roide. Will, foorst 
Oi driv over to get Ma3 7 Geoghegan, an' whiles 
we wor a-waitin' there, Hugh went home an' 
we said we'd call fer 'im lather. Ah, but thot 
Dobbin wor a throial! He wudn't shtandshtill 
a minnit an' what with the gurrls a-screechin' 
an' a-screamin' an a-losin' their gravity and a- 
fallin' off, shure it wor a harrd toime fur me. 

"Will, Patthrick, we shtarted out all roight at 
a brisk throt an' we were jist enjoyin' of it im- 
minsel3 7 whin the bod accydent happened. 
Will, shure we reached the Finnegans in foine 
sht03 T le an' afther watin' a whoile an' a-3 - ellin' 
fer Hugh to come out we thot we'd turrn 
aroint an' be thot much ahead. Will, 3'ez know 
where the McShanes live, don't 3'ez? You'll be 
rememberin' that just before yez come to the 
3'ard there's a sort of a triangular shquare 
where the road branches off. Will, this wor 
the place where we found our Watherloo. Ye 
must know that right thare the shnow is about 
a fut dape, an' whin D. 0'Been3'a3' pulled the 
slidge thru this shnow, with all the wate on 
the same, 3'e'll be afther knowin' thot some- 
thin' wud have to giv' wa3'. An', shure enough, 
whin we got aroint an' Oi wor beginnin' to 
think we'd pull thru, crack! wint somethin' an' 
Dobbin shtarted to rin away. Oi hod 'im, 
though, an' he didn't go fur. Will, there we 
were, a good half moile from home an' thot 
long walk a-starin' us in the faace. Phelim 


went in fer Hugh an' he came out to console 
us. Will, longevity's the soul of brevity, as 
the proverb goes, an' yez may be shure it 
didn't take long- fer us to make up our moinds 
thot we'd better go back home an' fix up Phe- 
lim's bob an' be ready fur the folks whin they 
came out o' the matin'. So Phelim an' Hugh 
carried the slidge an' trun it over the fince into 
an impty lot an' we shtarted out. Will, if we 
worn't a sorry lot! There we wor, a walkin' in 
the middle of the road, we who wor so jubila- 
shus whin we shtarted out. 

"ioorst came Oi a-ladin' the gintle D. O'Deen- 
ya3 - , an' thin came May an' Phelim a-holdin' 
the reins an' in the rear came Gert}' an' Huj;h, 
a carry in' the shaa\es, with the mane little 
crosspace thot wor tlie cause of it all, a-dang- 
lin'atthe end, broke shquare in two. We 
walked along rayther dayjicted loike, an' our 
dimijohn of misry wor overflowin' whin a 
slidgeiull o' young payple that we had passed 
on the other trip whit by, an' they a-laughin' 
an' a-talkin'. The matin' wor not out jet whin 
we passed the hall; thot same thot Nick O'Con- 
nor (bod cess to 'im) built two years ago come 
spring, whin his bid wor more than limine an' 
Oi cud have made af. i ;er job of it than he did, 
may the saints reward 'im fur his avil dades! 

"Will, it's gittin' late, Patthrick, an' Oi'll 
make the shtory end. The gurrls wint in to the 
Flannigan's whiles we wint over to O'Doherty's 
and fastined Phelim's bob to the shaaves an' 
thin we called fur thim an' we did have a foine 
roide, an' af ther thot we wint over to O'Shaugh- 
nessy's where Michael an' Marie hod gone 
whin they didn't foind us waitin' fur thim, fur 
it tuk a good fiftane minnits to hitch up agin. 
An' here we hod a foine toime a-relatin' our 
advintures an' a-dancin'. 

"Will, Patthrick, Oi larned a bit by this ex- 
paryence, an' let me give ye a wurrd uv advoice. 
Whin jez have to choose betwane attindin' 
a matin' of the Sodality fur th' Pravinshun uv 
th' Ameelyrashun uv th' Condishun uv th' 
Pure in th' Tinth or ony other warrd, an' goin' 
bobbin' on a foine moonloite noight, niver fail 
to choose the latther, fer the shnow only comes 
at one sayson of the year and the pure in the 
warrd nade to be tinded to all t:ie toime." 


W. A. LOCY, M. S., Ph. D. 

Professor Loc3 T , who has accepted the offer 
of the chair of animal morphology in North- 
western University, and who will leave Lake 
Forest at the end of the present school year, is 
one of the best authorities along the line of 
biological work in the United States. 

W. A.Locy graduated from the University of 
Michigan in 1881 and spent the following year 
there in graduate work in biology. Jn 
1884 he became a fellow in Harvard College. 
Entering on active work hi* firdl position was 
that of professor in Mount Morris College. He 
next spent a short time with the State Normal 
School at St. Cloud, Minn, and later ac- 
cepted the directorship of biological studies 


in the high school at St. Paul, Minn. In 1S87 he 
came to Lake Forest as professor of biology 
and for the past four years has held the de- 
partment of animal iv. orphology. Rush "Medi- 
cal College elected him professor of phj'siolo- 
gy in March, 1891. During that } ear he went 
to Europe to inspect physiological laborato- 
ries and to purchase physiological apparatus 
for Rush Medical College, and resigned tiie 
professorship in Xo' ember of 1891. While in 
Europe he studied physiology with Professors 
Du Hois, Raymond and Gad, and he has been 
generally interested in independent investiga- 

The results of his study have been published 
from time to time in periodicals both in 
America and Germany. Among these articles 
the most important are the following: 

"The Primitive Segmentation of the Verte- 
brate Brain;" "Contributions to the Structure 
and Development of the Vertebrate Head," 
"The Derivation of the Pineal Eye;" "Mela- 
menic Segmentation in the Medullary Folds 
and Embryonic Rim;" (the.-e last two publish- 
ed in the German Journal of Anatomy) "On 
Teaching Zoology to College Classes," in Edu- 
cation; "Notes on the Development of Agelena 
Naevica," published by Harvard College, and 
a number of others. 

Mrs. L0C3- and the two bo3 - s, John and Fran- 
cis, are well known to the residents of Lake 


From Professors Who Are Abroad. 

[Well knowing' that 
any news from Lake 
Forest professors abroad 
would be of inteiest to 
STENTOR readers, we 
herewith publish ex- 
tracts from letters which 
have been received from 
Messrs. Uline and Sey- 
mour, written from Heid- 
ell erg; we hope before 
long to be able to pub- 
lish epistolary evidence 
that the other members 
of the faculty who are 
he ilth and spirits. — Kn.] 


From Professor Uline. 

"One day we rode up the Neckar valles' to 
Neckargemund, a favorite resort for Heidel- 
bergers, a few kilometers up in the Neckar val- 
ley. The roads, river, valley and villages were 
beautiful and characteristic of this region. 
Sunday we climbed up the highest bill over- 
looking Heidelberg and surroundings; it is 
a bout 1,80G feet high. There on the summit is 
a U.wer called the Koenig-Stuhl, whence is to 
be had the finest view for miles around. We 
can see almost the whole of Baden-Baden as 
it spreads out in every direction. The north- 
ern limit of view is the Drachenfels atKcenig's 
winter, nearly 100 miles to the north. Equallv 
distant on the south aie the peaks of the 
Scliwarzwald (Black Forest). While we were 
theie we could see storms here and there be- 
low, while in other places there was bright 
sunshine. One of these storms climbed up the 
hill and drove us tinder cover. It took us 
about an hour and a half to go up and 15 min- 
utes to come down. The paths are all zig-zag, 
for the hill is too steep to go straight up. 

"One night we were awakened by a fire 
alarm. And how do you suppose they do it? 
There were no bells, no shouting, no hurry. 
The tire company here is military, belonging 
to the standing army, and when an alarm is 
sent in a numberof trumpeters and drummers 
are sent out from the various stations to alarm 
the town. The trumpeters go first and singly 
each to his assigned district and immediately 
following them comes Lhe drummer beating 
long rolls of warning. At the crest of the 
swell three strong beats were given to indicate 
the stadtgasse (ward) in which the fire was lo- 
cated. The fire was not important. 1 was 
much amused as I stood at the window watch- 
ing tile people go past to see how matter-of- 

P. H. Seymour. 

fact the3' were about it. 
They were sufficiently 
interested to get up at 3 
o'clock in the morning 
and go to the fire but 
wei e not excited enough 
to hurry or to do much 
talking al out it. I have 
read burlesque accounts 
of how the Germans be- 
have at a fire, and I can 
now see the point to them. 

"Monday forenoon we went over to Hirsch- 
gasse to the place where the students' duels 
are constantly being fought, in the hopes of 
seeing one. We were fortunate in being able 
to see a typical schlag (duel) from start to fin- 
ish, thanks to the help of our gasthaus waiters 
and a small fee. All duels are fought from 
time immemorial in a roomy old gasthaus 
about a mile up and across the river just 
opposite the castle. The lower part is a drink- 
ing and eating resort for the student frequent- 
ers of the place, while the upper story is de- 
voted exclusively to fighting purposes. As a 
rule only members of the various corps are 
admitted into the fighting rooms. In addition 
to the onlookers, who stand around in groups 
calmly (never excitedl}') surve3'ing the affair, 
are the two combatants, two seconds, two 
referees and one surgeon. The weapons are 
long, straight, one-edged, wicked-looking 
swords and the combatants are thoroughly 
protected with thick felt armor on every part 
of the body and neck. The top of the head is 
covered with a tough but thin cloth cap closely 
fitting, which seems to be very inadequate, for 
every hard blow on the top of the head told its 
bloody tale. The eyes are protected b3^ large 
goggles, closed fitting to the cheeks with wire 
gauze, so that 011I3- the face and ears are ex- 
posed. Absolute precaution against thrusting 
is made b3 - padding' the elbow so that bending 
of it is impossible. All strikes are made with 
a full arm sweep. The 'laws of the game' re- 
quire that the contestant shall not swing his 
body nor move from his tracks during the en- 
tire combat. If this law is violated it is taken 
as a sign of cowardice. Kvery duel consists of 
50 rounds, unless one or the other should in 
the meantime faint trom loss of blood or sink 
from sheer exhaustion, and in that case the 
victor3 - goes to the other man. 
"In this particular duel both men held up 


"splendidly" through the entire 50 rounds. 
No blood was spilled to speak of till after the 
twentieth; after that there was much blood on 
both sides. Both men talked and laughed 
complacently between rounds to the end. All 
the others standing about appeared stolid and 
indifferent. The above-mentioned precautions 
are such that fatal rounds are impossible, 
though deep cuts on the face are frequent, 
leaving ugly lasting scars, which seem to be 
highly desirable. These duels are not design- 
ed to settle personal grievances alone, but 
they form a part of the code of the corps. Par- 
ticipants are chosen by lot frequently, while 
others make it a rule that so many duels shall 
be fought by each member. The German does 
not discuss the question of morality or bru- 
tality-, nor does he attempt to defend it, for he 
thinks it needs no defense. It has become so 
inseparably a part of German student tradi- 
tion that the student never thinks of adopting 
any other course than that of the schlag 10 
work off his surplus animal force." 

From Professor Seymour. 

"Our bicycle trip through Switzerland was 
most delightful. We went south from here 
through Strassburg and Freiburg and from 
there through the "Schwarzwald" over to 
Schaffenhausen on the Rhine. Going through 
the Schwarzwald we had some of the finest 
scenery we saw anywhere. We had to go up 
and over the mountains, our road following 
the valleys, and often the way was so narrow 
that the railroad had to tunnel, and the solid 
rocks or steep, wooded slopes rose hundreds 
of feet from the very roadside. Most of the 
way up we could ride, although it was hard 
pumping, but some parts were too steep to 
ride and so we walked, pushing our machines. 
This was not much fun, but when we did reach 
the top and began to descend we had the royal 
sport of coasting. One coast of about two and 
one-half miles and another of over eight miles 
were well worth the climbing. 

"From Schaffenhausen we went to Zug by 
way of Zurich and then over to Lucerne. All 
this was splendid riding; frequent climbs, 
coasts and scenery all the way. Lucerne is a 
beautiful city and there seemed to be more 
Englishmen and Americans there than Swiss. 
We climbed Pilatus, a grand old mountain 
about 7,000 feet high and a characteristic Alp. 
The shepherds and their little houses way up 
in the clouds were very interesting and 
although the climb was a hard one we felt 
well repaid for our exertions. The panorama 

of snow-capped peaks was wonderful. We 
crossed the lake by boat to Brunnen and then 
continued south to the St. Gotthard pass, over 
which we walked. That was a big climb, too, 
but we saw all the scenery that is missed by 
those who go through the tunnel. We missed 
the wonderful coast we had expected here as 
the road had just been improved (?) by adding 
small stones which were not yet crushed down 
and consequently we eilher rode slowly and 
carefully or walked all the way down from 
that height of about 7.CHXJ feet. We continued 
on to Milan, where we shipped our wheels back 
to Geneva and took the train to Verona, Venice. 
Florence, Rome, Pisa, Genoa. Turin and Gen- 
eva. This trip, which was taken very hur- 
riedly,was magnificent, and we saw more than 
I could tell in hours. From Geneva we wheeled 
back to Heidelberg, reaching here about 
Sept. 1." 


Friday evening the Athensean Liferary So* 
ciety held its annual reunion in the society 
hall. A number of the alumni were present 
and had a very enjoyable time. This year the 
members departed somewhat irom lormer 
paths and prepared the following program, 
which was very ably rendered: Reading from 
Mark Twain, Cragin; essay on Byron, Halbert; 
banjo solo, Anderson; oration, Adair. 

After light refreshments the members and 
alumni joined in a Virginia reel and danced 
Dan Tucker until approaching midnight 
warned all to say good-night and good-bye 

until next year. 

* + * 

The regular election of officers of the Ale- 
theian Society took place Friday evening. The 
following officers were elected: President, Miss 
Keener; vice-president, Miss Hodge; record- 
ing secretary, Miss Henderson; treasurer, Miss 
Jack; critic, Miss Mellen; sergeant-at-arms, 

Miss McNitt. 

* * h* 

At the last meeting of the Zeta Epsilon So- 
ciety, held Friday evening, December 13, the 
following officers were elected for next term: 
President, J. M. Vance; vice-president, W. S. 
McCullagh; secretary, J. B. Williamson; treas- 
urer, W. A. Newton; critic, B. F. Hill; sergeant- 
at-arms, H. C. Millina'ton. 

The old Dartmouth pine is no more. Under 
it each year the senior class held its class day- 
exercises. The tree will be mace into a chair 
and a mantel for the president, besides num- 
erous souvenirs. 


The Stentor. 

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Address all communications to The STENTOR, Lake 
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NOTICE.— The subscription price for The 
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has been reduced to ONE dollar. All stu- 
dents who are not yet subscribers should 
avail themselves of this offer. 

All subscriptions are now due and should 
be paid to the business manager immediately. 

Although financial matters are worrying 
the management to some extent and the sub- 
scription list is not as large as it should be 
among the students, the Christmas number 
presents to the readers of The Stentor sev- 
eral attractions which no one can overlook 
and which have cost both labor and money. 
We wish all our constituents a merry 
Christmas and hope that the new year of 1896 
may bring to them prosperity and happiness. 
For the support given the college paper dur- 
ing the past year and the many words of en- 
couragement we render our thanks and hope 
that this support may continue and be in- 
creased during 1896. Without any doubt 
the coming months promise to bring 
with them happy events which will 
affect all the students, professors and 
frie ids of Lake Forest University. With 
hopeful minds, therefore, we will enjoy the 

short vacation and after a few weeks The 
STENTOR will appear again to spread abroad 
the local news and doings, which, may it be 
the will of Providence, may always be good 

Must basket-ball go, too? Is the new game 
which the young women have introduced at 
Lake Forest not getting too "brutal?" Just 
think of it! After all the talk about that 
horrid game of football, Ferry Hall opens the 
basket-ball season with a broken finger. Not 
one match game has yet been played and the 
ball has been in town but a few short weeks, 
and still serious injury has already been done. 
One of the "Seras" has become a martyr. If 
this is the best that the girls can do b3' way of 
a substitute for football they should desist 
and let the boys maul each other, for it cer- 
tain^' is better to have them receive injuries 
than to have the young women sustain such 
serious damages. It seems as though basket- 
ball would really 1 have to go and the girl stu- 
dents would have to stick to domestic science. 
But we have forgotten one thing — though 
they may be injured in their newly introduced 
game, they may probably do better later on and 
their scores may reach a higher point than 
zero, which certainly will be a redeeming 
feature of "brutal basket-ball." 

Politics has never been a great factor at 
Lake Forest. Of course college politics has 
always been engaged in by the students but 
in national matters there seems to be a lack of 
interest. Three years ago there was a brief 
awakening and a strong Republican Club was 
formed. But the Democrats did not put in 
their appearance on the scene and a lack of 
competition caused the club to die. Now, in 
an era of great political events, and with a 
presidential election near at hand, Lake For- 
est's students should begin to "talk politics." 
L. Brent Vaughan, of Chicago LJniversity, who 
is president of the National College Republi- 
can League, has written and requested that the 
students here form a Republican club and join 
the league. There are enough Republicans 
here to do this and there will no doubt be 
enough Democrats, Prohibitionists, etc., to as- 
sert themselves. Let them come forward and 
help to bring about a change, the result of 
which will be that every college man, and 
woman, too, will have a decided opinion in 
politics, which he or she will not be afraid to 
express. Certainly a man with a college edu- 
cation who is not interested in and acquainted 


with political questions is as poor a citizen as 
the imported laboring' man who takes no in- 
terest in affairs of government. 

Just as The Stextor goes to press the in- 
formation is received that the trustees of the 
University have decided to raise one million 
dollars for Lake Forest, and further that thej r 
would do this before the end of the school 
3 T ear of '95-'l>6. The fact that they are holding 
regular meetings and are doing everj'thing in 
their power to see that at last the great needs 
of the University are supplied,coupled with the 
knowledge that they are making excellent pro- 
gress toward realizing their ambition in be- 
half of the most prominent Presbyterian seat 
of learning in the West, can leave no doubt in 
the minds of the students that the desired 
amount will soon be ours. President Coulter 
and the trustees are to be heartily congratu- 
lated for the progress they are making and en- 
couraged in their work. The assurance that 
soon Lake Forest will be in such a financial 
condition as to be able to cope with an3 r of its 
neighbors is certainl3 T a very acceptable 
Christmas present for the students, and know- 
ing they will appreciate it more than they 
would anj'thing else, The Stentor imparts 
to them the information in its news columns 

That Lake Forest University has a staunch 
friend in Dr. W. C. Gray of the Interior is evi- 
dent bj' the following paragraph from the issue 
of that paper dated Dec. 4: 

One million dollars is needed for Lake Forest 
Universit3 T . The Presb3'terians of Chicago 
have long been regarded as the lawful pre3' of 
the feudal educational barons and it has reall3>- 
come to this that two great and wealthy- out- 
side institutions, one outside of our comunion, 
and one a thousand miles awa)-, are contend- 
ing for the happ3' hunting grounds of Chicago 
Presb3'terv. What a commentary on the lov- 
ing guilelessness of Chicago Presbyterians! 
Lake Forest is on solid foundations, like the 
heavenly Jerusalem — foundations of stone. 
For a catalogue of the varieties see John's 
description in the Book of the Revelations. It 
is on a broad and well-laid financial foun- 
dation. As broad and as solid are its foun- 
dations of literature, science, morals, and relig- 
ion. It believes in Moses and in his ten com- 
mandments. It has a high respect for Isaiah 
and Daniel and Charles Hodge. It has man- 

hood, brains and grit. Now can an3' Presby- 
terian reconcile it with his own constitutional 
fet-up, to run after a gilded band-wagon' 
hat is not after our t\pe and kind. Let us 
look after our own — it is, and has always been, 
well worth looking- after. Let us put a million 
down at Lake Forest, where it will do five times 
as much work for our sons and daughters as 
if it was pitched into a bottomless financial pit, 
which would still gape for more, if the whole 
cit3' were heaved into it. 


The second meeting of the Biological Club 
was held Frida3' afternoon in the College 
chapel. In the absence of Dr. Coulter, Profes- 
sor L0C3' presided. A letter from Dr. Coulter 
was read stating that he was absent to attend 
the funeral of Mr. M. S. Bebb, of Rockford, a 
noted botanist and the authorit3' on the willow 

The first number was contributed b3 r Mr. 
Bray on the subject of carnivorous plants. 
This paper pointed out that there are some five 
hundred species of plants which depend to 
some extent upon capturing insects or water 
infusoria for food; that one 11133- find all 
stages in the special adaptations forcapturing 
and digesting insects from what appears prim- 
itive, to cases so perfect in structure and ac- 
tive that the3' suggest the presence of power 
comparable to the nervous energ3' of animals. 

The second and third contributions to the 
program were b3 T Misses Cotton and Keener, 
relating to their work on the revision of the 
genus Collinsia, which has been in progress at 
the herbarium during the past 3-ear. Miss 
Cotton described the method of work in re- 
vising a group and the habit and structure 
and the geographical distribution of the plants 
of the genus Collinsia. Miss Keener pre- 
sented b3' the use of drawings the methods b3* 
which the flowers of the genus secure insect 
visitation for the purpose of cross pollination. 

Professor Watase of the Universit3' of Chi- 
cago will give the paper at the next meeting 
of the club soon after the holida3's. 


'Tis wear3' sitting da3 r b3' da3 - , 

While still the "Prof." heaves onward; 
We work like drones, all the way, 

Yet still the time moves testward. 
Though beaten back in man}' a fra3 - , 

Yet newer strength we borrow, 
And where our senses fail to-da}- 

Our "ponies" shall aid tomorrow. X. 




"The board of trustees of the University has 
decided to raise one million dollars at once as 
an endowment for Lake Forest. The board is 
holding' regular meetings in Chicago every 
two weeks, the next of which will be held Sat- 
urday at the Sherman House, and it is the in- 
tention to obtain the endowment before the 
end of the present school year. There are com- 
mittees at work who are doing all in their 
power to obtain the wished-for result and it is 
expected that we will have some interesting- 
news before long." 

Such were the words of President Coulter in 
speaking to a representative of The Stextor 
regarding the outlook for Lake Forest Univer- 
sity during the new year which is at hand. 
According to his statements and those of other 
members of the board the outlook at this 
Christmas time is very hopeful and there 
seems to be no doubt as to the results of the 
efforts of the trustees. That body has decided 
that in view of the needs of the University and 
in view of the great gifts which are being be- 
stowed upon other institutions of learning - at 
this time, the moment for making a great effort 
in behalf of Lake Forest is at hand. 

Further than to make the statements given 
above Dr. Coulter would say nothing, as it 
might materially injure the plans to make any 
statement prematurely. It is enough to know, 
however, that the work is under way, that the 
regular meetings are being held ever}' alter- 
nate Saturday, that individuals who take an 
interest in Lake Forest are being interviewed, 
and that the trustees have concluded that the 
one million dollars must be raised before June, 
lS9o. That the money will be forthcoming 
wheii all the efforts of the board have been di- 
rected toward getting it is evident. Man}' of 
the friends of the Universit}' have been taxed 
heavily by other gifts recently, but now a spe- 
cial effort will be made to see that they supply 
the wants here and that while other schools 
are being given millions we shall not go 

The Rev. Howard Agnew Johnston, D. D., 
pastor of the Forty-first Street Presbyterian 
Church and secretary of the board of trustees, 
was seen at his home, 489 Bowen avenue, yes- 
terday by a reporter for The STEXTOR and 
though he could hardly talk on account of 
hoarseness, he submitted to an interview, and 
was glad to speak regarding the newly-inau- 
gurated campaign for money. 

"A committee has been appointed by the 

trustees," said he, "whose purpose it is to inter- 
view different individuals with the purpose of 
getting them to bestow money upon Lake For- 
est University. Still another committee is 
pushing the project and hope to meet with 
favorable results. In view of the present 
movement in behalf of Princeton and the re- 
cent gifts to Chicago University we feel that 
it is an opportune time to make a strike for 
Lake Forest. We have received a communica- 
tion from the faculty, too, urging a new en- 

"Can )'ou make known what progress has 
been made or what your plans are?" was asked 
of Dr. Johnston. 

"Of course the plans cannot be made public, 
as that might knock the whole matter in the 
head and we must proceed ver}' cautiouslv. A 
circular has been gotten up by President Far- 
well of the board and myself calculated to 
awaken the Presbyterians of the West and 
showing to them the needs of Lake Forest." 

"What is to be done if the endowment of one 
million dollars is secured?" 

"It would establish Lake Forest University 
on a self-sustaining basis in the first place," 
was the reply. "There would be new buildings 
as well as new chairs. New professorships 
would no doubt be established and the chief 
chairs would be endowed. 

"If someone gives the first $100,000, it would 
be a very easy matter to secure a million, and 
all that is now necessary is for one man to 
step forward and make a start, thus setting a 
challenge for others. 

"Everything is now being done to avoid in- 
creasing the deficit of the University and the 
institution is living within its income, while 
we are confidently expecting' that money will 
soon be at hand and that with a new endow- 
ment Lake Forest may see its wants supplied." 


The Political and Social Science Club held its 
first meeting of the year at Mitchell Hall Mon- 
day evening. Ex-President D. H. Wheeler, of 
Allegheny College, now a lecturer at the Gar- 
rett Biblical Institute, Northwestern Univer- 
sity, gave an interesting" and instructive lec- 
ture on "The Railroad Question." Professor 
Wheeler held that competition between rail- 
roads had resulted in benefits to the people 
and cited the Standard Oil Company as an in 
stance of the benefits arising" from further con- 
solidation. He also maintained that govern- 
ment ownership of the railroads was inadvisa- 
ble, citing" the imperfections of the post-office 
system as an example. 

The next meeting of the club will be held 
January 13. 





That part of the College population which 
made its appearance upon the scene of action 
last fall, the class of '99, had its cup full to the 
brim with enjoyment Thursday evening eat- 
ing ice cream and making merry until late at 
night. The occasion was a party given by the 
girls of '99 in honor of the boys at Mitchell 
Hall, which, incidentally, has been the scene of 
many happy social gatherings lately. Up to 
date the freshmen have not asserted them- 
selves to an} 7 great extent, but the affair of 
Thursday is said to be but the beginning of 
the ; r exploit 4, which are to end with the pres- 
entation of diplomas some time in June of lo99. 

Krom eight until after eleven o'clock the 
ri'ests, among whom were the junior young 
women, were assembled in the parlors, where 
various games and contests kept everyone 
bus3' and had the effect of driving away 
worry over an}' possibly unstudied lessons. 
To illustrate what men of sense even fresh- 
men are, the last number on the program was 
a contest in which each one prepared a list of 
the things which he or she happened to see, 
feel, taste, smell and hear while the judges 
we*.e going their rounds appealing to these 
different senses. Bruce Campbell had the 
largest number of correct guesses and re- 
ceived the first prize, which was a bunch of 
beautiful red roses. Miss Miriam McNitt car- 
ried away the booby prize, five pennies. 

In order to exercise and thus strengthen the 
sense of taste the party then gave it itself over 
to ice cream and cake. The souvenirs were 
musical instruments in the shape of trumpets 
with which the members of '99 expect to shout 
abroad their fame, and especially that of the 
enjoyable party which they' had at Mitchell 
Hall this year. 

* * * 

Ninety-eight had its sleigh-ride last Thurs- 
day in spite of the plots of the freshmen. A 
dozen couples rode out of Lake Forest with 
the usual accompaniment of horns and class 
yells and enjoyed one of the jolliest rides of 
the season. 

They put up at the Washburn Hotel for din- 
ner and a pair of troubadours made the eve- 
ning still more pleasant with their banjos. 
Dancing followed the repast, and though the 
floor was slightly corrugated, everyone had a 
good time. Everything movable had been put 
away and there were suspicious eyes on ever}' 
side, but none of the silverware was missed 
and the reports which had been circulated as 
to college honesty were proved untrue. Pro- 
fessor and Mrs. Atkins kindly consented to act 
as chaperones on the ride. 

* * * 

The seniors of Ferry Hall entertained a few 
of their friends informally Friday evening. 
The fourth floor was tastefully decorated for 
the occasion. The amusement of the evening 
was an interesting conversational program, 

after which refreshments, consisting of coffee, 
sandwiches and escalloped oysters, were 
served. The whole ended with the old standby, 
"Dan Tucker." 


Friday evening the first vocal recital of the 
year was given. It was an informal affair. 
Miss Musser, of Chicago, sang several num- 
bers in a very charming- manner. Following 
is the program: 

CHORUS: "Glory to God on High" Loud 

Letter Song Edgar Newcomb 

Miss Copps. 

(a) Louis Matins Hadley 

(b) When Love is Gone Hawley 

(c) Within Thy Heart. .. .Mrs. H. H. A. Beach 

(d) Life Nevin 

(e) My Lover Will Come Today TeKoven 

Miss Laura Musser. 

Quartet: Crucifix Fame 

Misses Brown, Thompson, Morgan and Schell. 

(a) Ecstasy Mrs.' H . H. A. Beach 

(b) Ave Maria Mascagni 

(c) Ich Hebe dich Grieg 

(d) An den Mondschein Bohm 

Miss Musser. 

Chorus: "Behold, I Bring You Good 

Tidings". . : Wiegand 

Monday evening the pupils in the 'Instrumen- 
tal department in an able way ienclered the 
program printed in the last issue of The Sl'EN- 

Miss Fleming's pupils gave a private recital 
last evening, the program being as follows: 

Reading, Scenes from Shakespeare, "As You 
Like It"— Miss Pate. Recitation, "The Birth of 
Christ," from "Ben-Hur"— Miss Pierce. Reci- 
tations, "Sonny's Schoolin'," by Ruth McEnery 
Stuart — Miss Burchell. Reading, "Her First 
Appearance," by Richard Harding Davis— Miss 


In the College there was perceptible during 
the past few days a little aggressive class 
spirit that bordered, possibly, on hazing. 
Thursday evening- the freshmen had a party 
and the sophomores had a sleigh-ride. Early 
in the evening the freshmen took two sopho- 
mores, held one of them a capti\ e and put the 
other to bed. Both barely missed the ride to 
Waukegan. By way of retaliation for this the 
"sophs" ducked two "freshies" during 1he 
night. The freshmen then carried the trouble 
a peg farther by ducking two '98 men and de- 
taining another one all night. 

Everybody is now awaiting further devel- 


At the regular weekly meeting of the Young 
Men's Christian Association of the College last 
night it was voted to change the date of the 
regular weekly meeting from Tuesday evening 
at seven o'clock to 9:30 o'clock a. m. Sunday 



Heigho for the holidays! 
Colwell has a very black eye. 
Ask George Rice about his hatchet. 

Conro has suffered a relapse and is still very 

Misses Jack, Hodge and Jean Wood spent 
Saturday in the city. 

Buy extra copies of the Christmas STENTOR 
and send them to your friends. 

The class in psychology will be examined 
both Thursda3' and Friday of this week. 

The young women of the class of '98 report 
a very enjoyable time on the sleighing party. 

Professor Booth is wondering whether ton- 
silitis is philologically connected with "bob- 

The}* do say that when the "sophs" want to go 
on a sleigh-ride en masse they GO, "nolens 

Before spending all your Christinas money 
be sure you have paid your subscription to 
The Stentok. 

Though Lake Forest is Presbyterian, some of 
he freshmen and sophomores seem to believe 
n total immersion. 

Make your dates for the Academy entertain- 
ment which has been postponed to Jan. 10. Do 
not forget this reminder. 

Sleighing was nearly ended last week, but 
an opportune cold snap and a light fall of 
snow averted the danger. 

The seniors and the 'Post" at Mitchell Hall 
enlerlantdlLtnisehes at a spread in"lhe Nut- 
shells" Tnursday evening. 

"Doc" Cragin has again secured a position 
at McClurg's book store and will be there as 
salesman during the holidays. 

W. D. McNary and A. S. Wilson, both College 
alumni, came out from the city Friday evening' 
to attend the Athena;an reunion. 

One of the most pleasant events of the year 
at Mitchell Hall was a spread given in "Dew 
Drop Inn" Friday evening by the girls of '99. 

Hiram Gillespie left this community Thurs- 
day for his home in .Lincoln, 111. He will 
probably return after the Christmas holidays. 

The beginning class in chemistry had a 
Written test Lriday on the historical part of the 
science which Professor Atkins has outlined 
in his lectures. 

The second eleven was "fooled" again, the 
Milwaukee date for Saturday being cancelled 
at the last moment. Thus football games are 
past tor 1895. 

Did you get a piece of Dunn's pitcher? Take 
it home as a souvenir. 

The senior part}- at the "Se in" Friday evening 
was a very pretty affair, and from the variety of 
interesting topics suggested the con\ersaticn 
was interesting and lively. 

The freshmen are floundering in the depths 
of higher algebra and several are threatening 
to tear away from recitations a few days earlier 
to escape its terrors. 

All who desire to study Italian next semes- 
ter should apply to Mr. H. B. Hinckley at once. 
Tower classmen will not be admitted 1o the 
class in Italian unless they have had at least a 
half year of college Latin. 

E. H. McNeal, of Chicago, who wasknown by 
the name of "Redda" here, paid a visit to his 
old friends at lake Forest Sunday. "Redda" 
was valedictorian of the class of '91 in the 
"Cad" and spent two years in the College. 

Some of our cyclists have already begun 
training for the spring meet. The snow is 
rather hard on tires, but affords a sufficiently 
smooth surface on traveled roads. Professor 
Thomas and Anderson '97, rode to Wankegan 
and back Saturday; others intend following 
their example. 

School will close in the College Friday after- 
noon for the Christmas holidays. The work 
will be resumed Jan. 2, A. D, 1896, with all 
those present who have returned at that date. 
In the Academy and Ferry Hall school will 
close tomorrow. The Seminary has a longer 
vacation than usual this year. 


[The package of Stentors addressed to the 
Academy was lost in the mails last Tuesday 
afternoon and as a result Academy subscrib- 
ers received their paper several days late. The 
management desires to express its sorrow 
over the fact that accidents will persist in hap- 
pening- and hopes that such sad ones will 
always be few.] 

Kennedy and Lawson are ill this week. 

During January lectures will be given in the 
Academy by Dr. Haven and Mr. W. C. Larned. 

Interest in basket-ball is growing rapidly. 
Saturday the dormitory team was defeated by 
the cottage team, score 20 to 17. Wednesday 
the dormitory team came off gloriously vic- 
torious, score 20 to 4. 

The executive committee of Tri Kappa met 
Monday evening and decided on the following- 
question for the preliminary debate: "Re- 
solved, That the present period of naturaliza- 
tion be extended." 

At the regular meeting of the Tri Kappa 
Society Wednesday morning- the following- 



officers were elected: President, Ewing; vice- 
president, Guthrie; literary secretary, Mat- 
thews; business secretary, Fagg; sergeant-at- 
arms, Casey; treasurer, Kyle. 

The entertainment and farce are booked for 
Jan. 10. Faithful work is being done in the 
rehearsals, at which Mrs. Ferry is frequently 
present. One of the merriest evenings Lake 
Forest has ever seen is promised. 

The students held a mass-meeting Tuesday 
evening at which a committee was selected to 
call upon Professor Smith to request extra 
hours for Wednesday and Saturday, instead of 
Friday. The request was granted, so that the 
students will be able to leave for home Thurs- 
day afternoon. 

Mr. G. H. Holt gave a talk at chapel 
Thursda}- morning which will not soon be for- 
gotten by those pre-ent. The students were 
urged to be careful of three things: self- 
respect, self-direction and seli-control. These 
points forcibly illustrated by one with so large 
an experience as Mr. Holt interested everyone. 

At a meeting of the Young Men's Christian 
Association more determined and united ef- 
fort was urged for the coming year. Special 
programs are being prepared. Union meet- 
ings of all Lake Forest Christian associations 
and societies are being planned, which will be 
addressed b}' several of Chicago's prominent 

Ferry Hall. 

Dr. Coulter conducted chapel services for 
the young women Wednesday morning. 

The vocal class sang their Christmas cho- 
ruses in church Sundaj' morning and evening. 

Miss Stewart. ex-'95, of Wilmington, spent 
Sunda3 r with her sister. Miss Matzinger recent- 
ly visited her sister also. 

Everyone welcomed Miss Lela Lincoln, who 
came Friday to spend a few days. Other visi- 
tors over Sunday were Miss Truax, with her sis- 
ter, and Miss Foss with Miss Riddell. 

Senior essays are the order of the day at 
present, much to the sorrow both of tl. e sen- 
iors and their friends. They have the choice 
of three character sketches: "Rosalind" in "As 
You Like It," "Tito Malenio" in "Romola" and 
"Helen of Troy." 

Miss Sargent was greeted with repeated ap- 
plause one morning last week when she an- 
nounced that instead of the time allotted to 
vacation in the catalogue, Ferry Hall would 
close Thursdaj' evening before Christmas and 
open the Monday evening after New Year's, 
making the holidays two weeks and a half. 


Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wells and familj' are vis- 
iting Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Wells. 

The west side Sunday-school had a sleigh- 
ride last Saturday afternoon. Abotit fifty chil- 
dren went and had a ver}- merry time. 

Miss Lela B. Lincoln, Ferry Hall ex-'9<3, spent 
Sunday with Miss Abby Piatt. 

Mrs. Alfred James, of Milwaukee, spent a few 
days in Lake Forest last week. 

Mrs. J. B. Durand is visiting her daughter, 
Mrs. W r illiam Scheerer, in Orange, N. J. 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Warner and son are 
spending the holidays with Mr. and Mrs. E. J. 
Warner in Lake Forest. 

Monday night a rumor was circulated that a 
small boy had been drt wned in Farwell's 
pond, but it fortunately proxed untrue. 

Mrs. Arthur Holt has come down from 
Oconto, Wis., to spend the hol-'t'ays. Arthur 
Holt and Henry Rumsey will soon join them. 

Rev. Charles. Morton, formerly connected 
with the Railroad Mission, spo' e 1 oth morn- 
ing and evening of last Sunday at the Tresby- 
terian church. 

Mr. William Nash is staying at the home of 
Mr. William Henry Smith during the absence 
of his son, Delavan, who has gone to Colorado 
to look after his gold mines. 

Mr. Ha3'es, son of ex-President Rutherford B. 
Haves, spent last Sunda}- with Mr. William 
Henry Smith. Mr. Smith will shortly publish 
a history of the life of the 

The Christmas service will he held next Sim- 
day afternoon at five o'clock in the Pre ;byter- 
ian church. A special program will be pre- 
pared, and there will be a Christmas tree for 
the children. Eve^'one is invited to join in 
the happ3' time. 

Thursday the mail-bag which is regula'lv 
taken from Lake Forest by the south-bound 
train passing through at 5:30 p. m., was dropped 
and run over. The basr was found two daj-s 
afterward and it was discovered that a regis- 
tered letter had been taken from it. 

Sunday morning and evening the Ferry 
Hall chorus rendered several very enjoyable 
selections at the church. In the evening four 
cornetists from Fort Sheridan and a large 
chorus of young women and men added to the 
pleasure of the service in the musical line. 


The members of the 'Varsity football team 
held a meeting Monda3' afternoon and on the 
first ballot elected W. Jackson, of the class 
of '99, captain for next year. 

Jackson has played two years. Last j'ear he 
played half-back on the Academ}' eleven and 
this year played on the combination team, 
where he showed much football ability. Be- 
sides being a strong defensive pla3 - er his 
sprinting ability adds much to make him a 
valuable man for the team. He is a hard and 
consistent worker and with his coolness is 
combined a good knowledge of the game, 
which makes him a natural leader. 

His election meets with general satisfaction. 




It is now five or six 3'ears since two young 
women, teachers in the public school, started 
among their pupils a boys' club. This club 
has been revived each winter, since that time; 
although its membership has changed some- 
what, and different persons have directed it, 
the "Turnover" club is still flourishing. For 
several years this club met in the council 
chamber; two 3-ears ago its membership had 
increased so much that it was thought best to 
divide it and quarters were secured in the old 
hotel. In a quiet way a steady growth went 
on, until last winter there were eight clubs 
which met regularl}' each week. Occasionally 
sociables and entertainments were given, and 
as the result of a fair given by the young 
women at the Monday Social Club, a piano was 
bought for the public kindergarten. The 
society owns some furniture, some excellent 
gymnastic apparatus, and a small library. 

This winter, through the interest of several 
gentlemen of Lake Forest, the large brown 
house just east of the station, where Mr. Cobb 
lived last year, has been secured, and the socie- 
ty has adopted a constitution under the name 
given at the head of this article. Its avowed 
object is "to promote the social welfare 
of its members and of the commun- 
ity." The word "social" is to be taken 
in its broadest sense, but includes 
especially social intercourse and entertain- 
ment, education, and the cultivation of public 
spirit. The clubs which existed last year will 
continue to meet, monthly sociables will be 
held and occasional lectures and stereopticon 
entertainments will be given. A considerable 
number of weekly classes will be offered, a 
partial list of which is given below. It is 
hoped that the germ of a public library may 
be created. The development of the public 
school is an avowed permanent object; a spe- 
cial object for this winter is the erection of a 
public drinking-fountain for bicyclist, beast, 
and bird. 

The organization is social, not religious. Its 
officers and general committee represent, in a 
measure, the whole community. It occupies a 
spacious house, and the use of its rooms is 
open for proper objects to all Lake Forest in- 
dividuals or organizations; those who can 
afford to do so are expected to pay for such 
use a small fee based on the actual cost of the 
care of the rooms. The student body is the 
only one which is not represented in the mem- 
bership of the union. As an experiment in 
sociology it should appeal to a large number 
of the students. 

The following classes can be announced to 
begin about Jan. 1(1 and continue, on the aver- 
age, for ten weeks, usually once a week, at 
hours to be determined hereafter. The classes 
will be given only in case five apply and a very 
small fee will usually be charged. 
. Singing — Mr. Pratt, Miss Fales and others. 
An evening class for adults and afternoon 
classes for children. 

German — Mr. Seward. 

Botany and geology in their relation to 
farming and gardening — Mr. Bray,six lectures. 

Elementary political economy — Mr. Fraden- 

Travel class — Talks on travel by Mrs. Yagg3 r , 
Miss Holt, Professor McNeill and others. 

Classes in book-keeping, English literature, 
clay-molding and drawing may also be of- 


Friday evening at the house of Professor 
Thomas the regular meeting of the University 
Club was held. A symposium on educational 
theories was the order of the evening. Profes- 
sor Locy gave a paper on "Science;" Professor 
Stuart spoke on The Humanities;" "Philoso- 
phy" was the theme of Professor Walter 
Smith's paper, and Professor Thomas dealt 
with "Religion." The discussion which fol- 
lowed was taken part in by Professors Halsey 
and Atkins and Dr. McClure. Dr. Coulter was 
to have led the discussion but was unavoid- 
ably' absent. Music was furnished by Mr. 
Vilim, who rendered violin solos, and a trio 
from "Fidelio" was given by Mrs. Thomas, 
piano; Professor Thomas, flute; and Mr. Vilim, 



Lambda Phi, founded January 27, 1895, intro- 
duced for the first time into Lake Forest Col- 
lege the mysteries of a Greek letter society. 
The fraternity idea was not a new one, but for 
some reason Lake Forest had not as yet given 
a home to a fraternity. Hut with the decay of 
the anti-fraternity traditions all that was 
needed to bring forward a fraternity was to 
make the effort. Everything favored fraterni- 
ties at Lake Forest and Lambda Phi claims 
the honor of being pioneer in the movement. 

Tracing the history of this society, the eight 
men to form the new mystic circle were A. D. 
Coidter, William Adair, J. N. Adams, W. A. 
Graff, R. O. Stoops, C. E. Keener, J. M. Eakins 
and W. D. Trueblood. With the securing of 
"Willow Terrace" in September the fraternity 
at once realized a beautiful chapter house 
which in every way supplied its needs. 

At the close of last year three of the mem- 
bers, J. N. Adams, W. D. Trueblood and A. D. 
Coulter left the fraternity, the first two on ac- 
count of removal and the latter on account of 
graduation. The new chapter house was 
opened, however, with the beginning of the 
new year and upon the return to college the 
five remaining charter members were ably re- 
inforced. The new men were Marion Woolsey, 
'9d, H. G. Timberlake, J. E. Carver and J. A. 
Anderson, '97, and J. H. McCune and R. E. Mat- 
thews, '99. 

Lambda Phi has not yet entered the fold of 
any national society, but when the organiza- 
tion has had a year's existence it will no doubt 
assume the name of one of the national Greek- 
letter societies. 




'92 — Miss Lillian Pike is teaching English 
and algebra in the Lake View High School, 

Mrs. Lindon W. Bates is president of the new- 
North Side Art Club of Chicago, which meets 
each Monday morning at the Newberry Li- 

'85 — Miss Emma Lamsonhas been obliged to 
give up her school work at Lincoln, Neb., on 
account of failing health, and expects to go to 
Texas for the winter. 

News has reached The Stentor of the death 
of Mrs. Myrtle Harvey, nee Green, who will be 
remembered by those who attended Ferry Hall 
in the early '80s. Her death, which was espe- 
cially sad on account of her 3'outh, was due to 

Ex-'94— The Presbytery of St. Paul has or- 
dained the Rev. Herbert E. House pastor of 
the Presbyterian Church at St. Croix Falls, 
Wis. Mr. and Mrs. House have moved into the 
new parsonage and are accomplishing much 
good in their work. 

The following clipping contains a suggest- 
ion for the Aletheians of L. F. U. A change of 

pronoun only would be required to adopt it. 
"The Aletheian society of Drake University 
presented a drama, a burlesque on the new 
woman, Saturday night at the university 
chapel. The drama was original, each partic- 
ipant writing his own part. It was well staged 
and with the exception that it moved slowly, 
was a credit to the school." 


Editor of The Stentor: 

I noticed in your columns of late some men- 
tion of the fact that a staff of editors had been 
appointed to publish a '96 Forester. I am glad 
to see that the matter is being taken up and 
hope it will be pushed to its completion. There 
is possibly a prevailing feeling among the 
students and friends of the University that 
such student projects are never a success 
financially. Allow me to sa5' for the benefit of 
such that owing to the hearty support and 
kindly help given them by students, friends 
and their able corps of assistants the manage- 
ment of the '95 Forester has been able to set- 
tle in full all its obligations and for once at 
least a student enterprise has been a success. 
Hoping that the staff of '96 maj' receive as 
hearty support as did the '95 staff, I remain 
Yours sincerely, 
Business Manager of '95 Forester. 

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Volume IX. 


Number 12. 




TKHhERE have you been, Titania? 


Down the hill. 
The moonlight beckoned brightly, so that still 
I could not be. What fay can sluggish lie 
When moonlight twinkles softly on her eye? 
You shall not chide me that I left the bower. 
Nay, look benignly, for I shall not cower. 
Bah, I can frown as well! 


I did not chide, 
And yet it vext me that you could not bide 
With me till morning. If you slight my crown, 
That am your husband, then I think a frown 
Will little rule you. 


Do you realty sigh! 
What would my Oberon to droop his eye? 
My bow'r-maids all were with me there, and 

Befel us never at the dairy farm. 
Tho' we make mad with miching on the 

And spill the fattest cream to feast ourselves, 
And sour the milk, and steal the curds and 

Yet mortals never catch us at our play. 
They always flounder when a fairy springs, 
Mab has her laugh and all the dairy sings. 

My Mab of mockery, unwean'd of wile, 
There is the tease of witchcraft in your smile! 
You make of mortals mock and merriment, 
And laughingly elude their every hent. 
Less subtly doth the dew of morning slip 
From off the purple-drooping harebell's lip, 
So hiding in the mazes of the wind 
That where it is not prophecy can find. 
I know this ground, each tuft, and ring, and 

Each twist and ripple of the winding brook, 
Each laughing eddy; but O, who can skill 
Each knot and dimple of a woman's will? 

Ay, lay it on the women in fine phrase! 
And yet our Puck, they say, has pantry ways. 
But we be noble folk altho' we play, 
And have seen wondrous things — but shall I 


Ah, now the story! Quickly love, go on, 
And if I nod I am not Oberon. 


It was not day-light when we reached the ridge 
From which the cascade tumbles, and the 

Of sedge o'erarching which each wind divides, 
So none but my Oberon derides 
The peril of its passing. 


(Did 3'ou cross? 

No, but we sat us on a bank of moss 
And there we waited for the sun to rise. 
For, in the gray of great Aurora's eyes, 
The fair love-planet twinkled, but grew dim 
Before the mellow morning. Then the rare, 
Slow stars were melting- in the dewy air; 
And then a sight for kingly eyes devised, 
Those hills by magic moi-ning alchemized. 
We paused a while at foot of the cascade. 
For there, below the mists and rainbows, 

An elf, swung out upon a blade of grass 
To tease the solemn bubbles as they pass. 
Anon he dropped on one that broke in spra}-, 
And came up under one, in elvish way; 
And floating 'neath the bubble down the 

He ogled till he made iny maidens scream 
And run away. And so we turn'd aside. 
Ah,from the knoll what pleasance we espied! 
The rolling tillage where the broom is brave, 
The pied sweet meadow where the daisies 

The plot where clover maketh sweet the sod, 
And bees make drowsy clover-heads to nod 
While the}' forhone}' clamber, taking all. 
Not ev'n for Mab the}' leave it, who's so small 
She pulls the honej r with her finger fine, 
Out of that jester's cap,the columbine, 
Of which it is the bells. And yet the bees, 
What we with trouble, take with greatest ease. 

We wander'd far and far, and O so long. 

But back we turned us when the moon was 

In burning might above us. Oberon, 
Look, I have finished but not yet begun! 
I should have told you how we witch'd the 

Foaming with milk; and tawnj'-tumbling ale 
Came laughing from the cask, the spigot 

And how we woke a bat, and, teasing, earned 
A seat ev'n on the blooming- apple-bough 
To gird the lubber mortal at his plough. 


But I have skipped and laughed, nor told you 

You'll purse your lips, and mockingly you'll 

Me gadding Mab, to knot and dimple still 
Like young Dan brook that babbles down the 

But if you say so, Oberon, say too 
I never yet was faithless unto you. 
Love me a little for my tongue at play, 
A little even for my woman's way. 

Tease how you will, you have a heart, I wot; 
With all your pranks, you have your noble 

You wind and wander as the brook doth fall. 
Where'er the bend is eas)'; but thro' all 
Yon aie the soul of singing, bright and clear 
Unmuddied of a thought. I love you, dear. 
For, like the bee to whom the clover yields, 
Loaded with all the sweetness of the fields 
You come to me; and till you come, I long. 
There, turn your cheek! I will not do you 



Within the last three weeks there has been 
considerable interest in the reported revival of 
Dr. Harper's project of affiliating Lake Forest 
University with the University of Chicago and 
several accounts in the Chicago papers have 
kept the subject before the public. 

If President Harper could effect an arrange- 
ment with Lake Forest's trustees he would not 
only become rid of a rival but would secure, 
first, the support and good will of the large 
number of Presbyterians in the west, second, 
three large professional schools, one of which, 
Rush Medical College, he has tried to allure 
with promises, etc., for some time; third, three 
undergraduate schools, among which is a 
female seminary, a department which Chicago 
lacks up to date, and fourth, an ideal college 
site — the University property at Lake Forest. 

It does not require much time to show that 
there is a direct issue of fact between Dr. 
Harper and certain Lake Forest officials. For 
instance, Dr. Harper says: 

"I will state positively that no offer of iflOO,- 
000, or any other sum, was ever made to any 
official of Lake Forest University. No word 
has been spoken by representatives of the 
University of Chicago for two years nor any 
proposition made within that time looking to 
affiliation, and the story that Lake Forest was 
to be made the home of the academic colleges 
was pure myth." 

Directly opposed to this is the statement 
made by "a prominent official of Lake Forest 
University, who is in a position to speak au- 

thoritatively whereof he speaks,"that "Dr. Har- 
per has suggested to a man prominent in Lake 
Forest University that he might procure $100,- 
000 for Lake Forest providing that institution 
affiliate with the University of Chicago." This, 
it is claimed, is equivalent to an offer from Dr. 
Harper, for, if the authorities at Lake Forest 
showed any inclination to accede to his prop- 
osition, he would unquestionably carry out 
his part of the "suggestion." 

Considerations of the truth or falsity of the 
reopening of the project being laid aside, the 
fact remains that three years ago a proposi- 
tion was made to the trustees to affiliate, which 
was rejected; not, however, as Dr. Harper says, 
because it was considered impracticable from 
the standpoint of both schools, but for other 
and more cogent reasons. For, as was stated 
in the account in the Chicago Record, the three 
points involved in that proposition were: First, 
the trustees of Lake Forest were to pay over 
the interest on all invested funds to the treas- 
urer of the University of Chicago, to be ex- 
pended for Lake Forest, but how they were to 
be expended and for what ends was left to the 
discretion of the University of Chicago; sec- 
ond, the members of the faculty of Lake Forest 
were to be chosen only from a number nomi- 
nated by a committee, the controlling element 
of which came from Chicago University; 
third, the curriculum of Lake Forest was to be 
entirely under the control of the University of 
Chicago. It will readily be seer that if this 
arrangement were carried into effect Lake For- 
est would completely lose its autonomy and 
be swallowed, engulfed. It cannot but be 
deduced from this that a design no less sinis- 
ter was intended in the last attempt at coali- 

At that time also in an interview with the 
faculty of Lake Forest Dr. Harper said to 
them: "When I approach Presbyterians and 
ask them for money for the University of Chi- 
cago they say: 'We have not given to our own 
University at Lake Forest; how, then, can we 
give to the University of Chicago?' Now, gen- 
tlemen, unite yourselves with us and we will 
remove that objection." 

"I see that Dr. Harper is again trying to 
affiliate Lake Forest with Chicago," 
said an officer of Lake Forest Uni- 
versity. Perhaps it would be better 
instead of 'affiliate' to say 'secure control.' It 
is quite evident that he is trydng to make him- 
self master of the educational system of the 
northwest. Once he offered to place the 
Yerkes telescope at Lake Forest, provided we 


would yield ourselves to his control. To my 
certain knowledge he has proposed to one 
prominent in the affairs of our University a 
definite pecuniary consideration if we will put 
ourselves into his hands. The consideration 
is not very large, seeing- that he would secure 
nearly $2,000,000 in return, together with get- 
ting- back the amount he offers; for Lake For- 
est now has in buildings, invested funds, etc., 
about that amount. Certainly that offer is 
exceedingly generous — to himself if not to us. 
I fear Dr. Harper is building on too large a 
scale; it is all right to make Chicago Univer- 
sity the best and largest graduate school in 
the northwest, but is he not tr3 T ing to annex 
too much territor}'? It was his plan to make 
Lake Forest an 'academic college/ nothing 
more, in fact, than a high-grade academy. This 
he ma}- not openly acknowledge, but the edu- 
cational plan on which Chicago University is 
constituted would demand and ultimately 
secure that. They really begin university 
work in Chicago at the end of the sophomore 
year; up to that point with them all studies 
are strictly required and mainly disciplinary. 
He would therefore make the courses at Chi- 
cago after that period so full and attractive 
that all students from affiliated colleges under 
his control would be attracted there, and we 
would be attracted there, and we would be 
practically, if not formally, deprived of the 
two most important years of a college course. 
Dr. Harper's scheme, therefore, is not for the 
benefit of other schools but rather for his own. 
There need be no rivalry between the two 
schools. Chicago University is mainly for 
graduate work; Lake Forest is reall}- a college, 
although it is called a university, by virtue of 
its having three professional departments 
connected with it. 

"The fact is, that even the Baptists are not 
unanimously in favor of the plan of affiliating 
the institutions of their own denomination 
with the University of Chicago. It is urged 
in their papers that this will result, first, in 
adding largel} T to the number of the alumni of 
Chicago University with comparatively little 
expense to it; second, that it will draw away 
students from the smaller to the larger in- 
stitutions, especially during the last two years, 
and so maim the college course; and third, 
that it would tend to divert funds to the larger 
institution, inasmuch as, being a part of Chi- 
cago University, men would really give their 
money to the board of supreme control; and 
so, in every way, the affiliated school would 
suffer. Why, then, should Presbyterians per- 

mit him to absorb their schools? I do not be- 
lieve that they will, for it would make us form 
an appendage and not a self-supporting body. 
What the Presbyterian Church of the north- 
west should see to is that its highest and best 
institution of learning is kept from Baptist 

President Coulter was somewhat disinclined 
to enter into a lengthy discussion of the affil- 
iation matter when questioned by a STEN'TOR 
reporter. He stated, however, that presuma- 
bly Dr. Harper would still favor affiliation. 

"Would a proposition from President Har- 
per be accepted by the board of trustees if it 
came at the present time, do you think?" was 

"Nothing can be told about that now. It 
seemsvery probable, however, that they would 
abide by the decision they reached when Dr. 
Harper first proposed to them to make Lake 
Forest a part of Chicago University. Their 
reason for this is that they can see no advan- 
tage for Lake Forest in affiliation." 


Arrangements for the second annual debate 
between Lake Forest University and the Uni- 
versity of Chicago are being made by the 
committee which the Zeta Epsilon and Athen- 
aean literarj' societies have appointed for that 
purpose- The challenge sent to Chicago has 
been accepted by the University of Chicago 
Oratorical Association and Lake Forest is now 
to choose the question for debate while the 
the opposing- side will choose the side which 
it desires to uphold. 

The date upon which the debate will take 
place is during the first week in May and the 
place this 3'ear is Lake Forest. What the subject 
is to be will be announced in a few days,the com- 
mittee being in consultation with Professors 
Halsey and Fradenburgh about the matter. 

About March 1 the preliminary debate for 
choosing the Lake Forest debaters will take 
place. In this students of the Chicago College 
of Law will take part. The rule made is that 
of the three men neither the law school or the 
College is to have less than one. 

It is to be supposed that the Chicago Univ- 
ersity men will do all in their power to square 
themselves with Lake Forest for the defeat 
they suffered in the debate last spring. But 
interest at Lake Forest is very strong and the 
material here and in the law school is doubt- 
less strong enough to gain another victorv for 
L. F. U. 

J. M. Eakins, George C. Rice, J. E. Carver and 
R. L. Roberts comprise the committee which 
is arranging the debate. 



Sunday was the day of prayer for schools 
and colleges and was appropriately observed. 
In (he morning Dr. McClnre preached on the 
Biblical story of a college lad, his text being 
from I Samuel, 3:10, "Speak, Lord, for thy Ser- 
vant Heareth." The sermon was one of the 
most interesting to the students that Dr. Mc- 
Clure has ever delivered and aroused the in- 
terest of everyone who heard it. Herewith is 
presented a brief synopsis of what he said: 

In Samuel's life we have the first full story, 
given us in the Bible, of a school and college 
lad. When his parents took him to Shiloh 
they took him to school. There under Eli, the 
priest, he was to study and learn. Not that he 
had been untaught at home but that Shiloh 
offered special advantages for advanced edu- 
cation. There, his parents thought, he could 
be fitted to become a useful man. 

It took much courage and self-denial to 
give up this boy to the scholar's life. He was 
peculiarly a child of desire and of love. Send- 
ing him away was sending a large part of the 
parents' heart away. The}* never forgot him. 
Each year they carried him a scholar's coat 
which the mother had made in affection and 
which the father had watched in earnest 

What his course of study was we do not 
know. He and others probably cared for the 
tabernacle building, opening and shutting its 
doors and trimming its lamps, and then re- 
ceived instruction from the priests. It was in 
just this way that all the first schools of 
Christian Europe began: boys in the peculiar 
dress of church schools did what was asked 
of them about the buildings and then sat 
down to their books. 

It was when Samuel was somewhere between 
twelve and twenty-one years of age that God 
came to his heart with a special request for 
duty. He had always been acquainted with 
God's name and word and worship, but now 
God made himself conscious to him in a par- 
ticular work. Sooner or later God thus draws 
nigh to every youth, asking him for the gift 
of his heart or for consecration to some special 

Samuel gave God opportunity for talking 
with him. Many withdraw from God's voice, 
avoiding persons and places where God will 
speak to them. To shrink from interviews 
with God is a mistake. Aaron Burr in his col- 
lege life withdrew trom one who brought 
God's message to him, and thenceforth he had 
shut God out from his heart. Something in us 
is cowardly or selfish or wrong if we are not 
willing to listen to God. 

When a youth gives God an open ear, he is 
very sure to hear a word summoning him to a 
larger. braver life. God now asked^Samuel to 
do what was trying for him to do, be a messen- 
ger of sad news to'Kli. Fidelity to God's wish 
would bring sorrow to his friend's heart and 
perhaps might wreck his own opportunity by 

causing his dismission from school. Samuel 
had to choose between God and himself. 

Why does God ever ask anyone to do a hard 
thing? to take up a "cross"? The answer is, 
why does the banker throw the coin upon the 
counter and listen, why does the mason strike 
the stone and wait to hear the sound it gives 
out? Tests are necessary. God wished Sam- 
uel to be ready for many occasions of good in 
life. The whole condition of the nation needed 
strength and integrity. If Samuel is found 
competentnow he will be ready for usefulness. 
The yoke borne in youth fits lives for larger 
service. Serious problems come to all eventu- 
ally. Better to be disciplined early for them 
than to meet them all unprepared. So God 
always asks of youth that which requires great 
self-denial and decision. 

For in youth choices can be made involving 
thecharacter of one's entire future. This is 
true of evil. Of 236 cases before a grand jury in 
New York, three-fourths were complaints 
against boys from 12 to 18 years of age. Even 
scholars can make wrong choices. John Stuart 
Mill's life was determined when he was sixteen. 
Hume was nineteen wnen he decided on his 
skeptical views. But good can be chosen for a 
life-time in youth. Peter Cooper was a boy sit- 
ting beside his mother in a dimly lighted room 
when he decided that he would make a well- 
lighted building where education could be 
open to many, and "Cooper Institute" resulted. 
Admiral Farragnt was a swearing, drinking, 
gambling boy at ten, but he resolved never to 
drink, nor swear, nor gamble, and becoming' a 
Christian he settled his destiny for time and 
eternity. Thomas Arnold at twelve knelt down 
in the dormitory the first night he was away at 
school and though forty boys threw missiles at 
"the little Pharisee," he never flinched, and 
then and there fixed forever his resolute man- 
hood. Life decisions can be made for God 
when we are in youth. 

Be sure to give attention to what God says. 
Eli counselled Samuel wisely when he told him 
to listen carefully to God's words and wishes. 
If a parent has even consecrated you to God, 
may the thought of that consecration make 
you the more ready to do God's will. The 
greatest thing that God asks of you is not too 
great. It will strengthen, develop and bless 
you. Be willing to hear and be willing- to do, 
the special message of God to you. 


Mr. Andrew Jackson gave a skating' party to 
a few of his friends Thursday evening. 

Foster Rhea will spend a few months in Chic- 
ago, while his mother,Mrs. Rhea, is visiting her 
daughter, Mrs. Dulles, in Englewood, N. J. 

Mr. and Mrs. Giles and Miss Bertha Giles 
will leave for California this week, where they 
will spend the remainder of the winter. 

On the eve of our Christmas holidays, Miss 
Bouton's East Dormitory friends at the Acad- 
emy presented her with some beautiful books. 


She was greatly surprised and delighted, but 
should not have been the former, for it is 
"just like" these friends. 

The week of pra} 7 er was observed in Lake 
Forest last week. Services were held every 
evening- in the Presbyterian church. 

Miss Martha Butler visited some of her 
friends here during the Christmas recess. Her 
visit was divided between Miss Kathryn Baker 
and the Misses Grace and Margaret Coulter. 

The Stentor has the pleasure of announcing 
the engagement of Miss Lily Ward to Mr God- 
frey of Dixon, who was a student in the 
College a few years ago. All the friends 
of both Miss Ward and Mr. Godfrey con- 
gratulate them on their happiness and extend 
to them their best wishes. 

The Lake Forest Social Union will give an 
entertainment in the club rooms Thursday 
evening at 7:45 o'clock. Admission 10 cts. The 
proceeds are to be given to the "Red 
Cross Fund". An address will be delivered by 
Professor Halsey on the Armenian question. 
Vocal music will be furnished by Mrs. Dudley 
Atkins Tyng and instrumental music b}' Pro- 
fessor Eager. 

Sunday afternoon Henry Clay Fr} r e died of 
pneumonia at his hoineon the College campus. 
Henry was the five-year-old son of Mr. Frye, 
the head engineer of the University. Two 
more children of Mr. Frye are also suffering 
from pneumonia and everything possible is 
being done for their speed}' recover}-. The 
funeral was held in the chapel of the Church 
at 10:30 this morning. THE Stentor extends 
to Mr. Frye and his bereaved family sincere 
sympathy in their sorrow,and hopes for quick 
return of health to his suffering children. 


Friday evening Zeta Epsilon inagurated offi- 
cers and held an interesting impromptu pro- 
gramme. After the inaugural speeches 
the following extemporaneous program was 
given: Piano solo, R. B. Campbell; critique 
on the work of the past term, O. H. Swezey; 
talk, the situation in Cuba, C. B. Moore; vocal 
solo, H. C. Millington; debate — Resolved, that 
the pension appropriation should be dimin- 
ished — affirmative, J. J. Price, S. E. Gruen- 
stein; negative, R. O. Stoops, A. J. Colman. 

After the meeting the president-elect invited 
the members to his room and a general jolly 

time ensued. 

* * * 

Following is the program to be given in the 

Zeta Epsilon Society Friday evening, Jan. 17: 
Current events, J. H. McCune; declamation, R. 
K. Alcott; talk on "Life as a Reporter," S. E. 
Gruenstein; essay, W. J. Rice; Ancient and 
modern sciences, O. H. Swezey; Roman and 
modern parliamentary law, A. J. Colman; de- 
bate — Resolved, that members of Congress 
should not receive salaries — affirmative, B. F. 
Hill, G. C. Rice; negative, J. M. Eakins, C. K. 


* * * 

The Gamma Sigma Society of the Academy 
elected the following officers at the last meet- 
ing: President, Snjiley; vice-president, White; 
recording secretary, Lawson; business secre- 
tary, John Ferry; treasurer, Sherwood. 

* * * 

The new officers were inaugurated in the 
Aletheian Society Friday evening. 


The midwinter picnic last night was the 
greatest success of this year, both in socia- 
bility and in finance. Two hundred friends of 
Christian endeavor met in the Art Institute, 
over half of them in summer costume, and of 
them all only one went away sorry that he'd 
come and paid $2.55 for a basket without a 
name in it. 

The building had been transformed into a 
grove and some of the features of a county fair 
were added to the picnic. The wooden dolls 
were a great attraction and nearly everyone 
tried to knock them down. The old oaken 
bucket of cold lemonade and the chocolate ket- 
tle were well patronized. The candy booth 
cleared about thirty dollars and the souvenir 
stand and fish pond were exhausted before the 
end of the evening. 

The Ma}'-pole dance was very pretty and was 
twice encored. The auction followed, and bid- 
ding' for baskets was at times very spirited and 
the lunch under the trees was very generally 
enjoyed, though some odd combinations oc- 
curred. A clearing was made in the woods and 
a waltz began. Several numbers followed 
and the picnic broke up. 

Gate receipts and the proceeds of the num- 
erous attractions amounted to about one hun- 
dred dollars. 

One of the Sems lost a very expensive pin on 
the skating-pond last week and the president of 
the College freshman class, after hunting all 
Saturday morning, found it sunk deep in the 
ice, but only slightly marred. She is the 
happiest girl in Ferry Hall and he — Good for'99. 


The Stentor. 

Published every Tuesday of the College year by THE 

Lake Forest university Stentor 

Publishing Company. 

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Subscription Ter?is: For the school year, $1.5U in 
advance. Single copies, 5 cents. 

Entered at the post office, Lake Forest, 111., as second- 
class matter. 

jhall Dr. Harper Have Lake Forest? 

President Harper, of the University of 
Chicago, is still looking- with longing- eyes 
toward Lake Forest and has not yet given up 
his old idea, that of affiliating- this university 
with the institution of which he is the head. 
To this effect run the reports which are cur- 
rent and certainty are reliable, both because 
they come from the most reliable sources and 
because it is no more than natural that Lake 
Forest would be a valuable acquisition to Chi- 
cago University, as is clearly shown in the 
news columns of The STENTOR. 

Dr. Harper, of course, strenuousl}- denies 
that he cherishes any plans which would in- 
volve the affiliation of Lake Forest with Chi- 
cago and even goes so far as to say that he 
never at any time made any proposition or 
offer to the board of trustees. All of which is 
said in spite of the well-known fact that three 
short years ago he openly offered to place the 
Yerkes telescope at Lake Forest and do many 
other lovely things if we would only consent 
to come into his parlor and be the under-grad- 
uate department of the U. of C. But no doubt 
the gentle reader knows how excusable Presi- 
dent Harper's mistake about this little matter 
is, for heads of great business concerns, who 
are constantly eng-aged in a battle for mil- 
lions, are apt to become forgetful of trifles and 
their statements are sometimes made solely to 
suit the corporations which the3' represent. 

Now that it is evident that President Harper 

is still directing- his efforts toward securing- 
Lake Forest University the trustees should 
leave no stone unturned to see that the needs 
of the University are at once supplied. Their 
campaign for a new endowment has not been 
inaugurated a moment too soon, and if the 
Presbyterians of the west are really interested 
in Lake Forest thej- will respond at once and 
willingly. Unless money and support is forth- 
coming it would be onty natural for Chicago 
University to succeed in annexing Lake Forest 
and with this annexation would be combined 
monej' enough to supply all the present needs. 
The cry that Lake Forest is a Presbyterian in- 
stitution of learning and must remain such is 
not enough. "Money talks," as the quick rise 
to fame of Chicago University proves. It is 
certainly to be lamented that Dr. Harper can 
boast of his access to the pockets of Presb3'ter- 
ian people who should remember Lake Forest 
instead of contributing- to a Baptist school. 

Dr. Harper is a persevering- schemer, and 
when he has his eyes set upon an object he 
usually gets it. The only wa3' to prevent him 
from obtaining what he wants here is to place 
Lake Forest upon a' basis where it can be a 
successful competitor with the L T niversit3 r of 
Chicago and will not be in need of monej'. 
Otherwise it will be swallowed up and Dr. 
Harper will gain what he desires. 

Those who have Lake Forest upon their 
hearts are anxiousty waiting to see which way 
the tide shall turn. 

The Charges Were True. 

A short time ago Caspar \Vhitne3 r made 
serious charges of professionalism against 
those who have control of the athletic interests 
at several western universities. The accused 
collegiate athletes of course didn't like it a bit 
and entered pleas of not guilt3' to each and 
ever3' charge. Such things as purchasing 
football pla3'ers they said were unheard of and 
the several faculties considered themselves 
very much abused at the insinuation thatthe3' 
were accessories to such wickedness. 

During the holida3's, however, Mr. Whitney, 
because his statements were branded as a 
newspaper man's fabrications, came out with 
evidence against the offending western college 
athletes. He presented telegrams and other 
documents proving absolute^ that pla3 r ers 
were hired by some of the teams and such 
schemes as enrolling a man in the school of 
oratory during- the football season, for in- 
stance, were exposed. The Chicago papers, 


which had been inclined to take the part of the 
colleges at first, immediately acknowledged 
the truth of Mr. Whitney's charges when his 
proof was forthcoming-. The Stentor does 
not find it necessary to correct itself. We said 
at the start that Caspar Whitney was in the 
right and we are now borne out in what we 

A Newspaper Tale. 

IN general the Chicago press has told the 
truth in regard to Lake Forest matters; the 
facts have usually been set forth in a truthful 
manner. But on the last day of the old year 
there appeared in a sheet comparatively new 
and yet one of the oldest, a half-column of the 
veriest untruth that it has been our mis- 
fortune to see for a long time. It is a fairy 
story, pure and simple, made out of whole 
cloth. In short, it boldly asserted that a cut 
in the salaries of the faculty had been made 
and with this fish-story as a starter, evolved a 
harrowing tale on the total depravit}' of the 
professors' alleged empty pocketbooks. 

When shown the article Dr. Coulter pro- 
nounced it untrue from start to finish. It 
claimed that collections are taken for Lake For- 
est in the Presbyterian churches of Chicago an- 
nually and that a similar donation is made each 
year by the annual assembly. We believe that 
the story, or part of it, was written last spring 
and, not being published, the thrift}' reporter 
amplified and rehabilitated his original tale 
with this as the result. 


"Speaking of great universities", said Hero- 
dotus to a reporter for the Gun,"did I ever 
tell you my experience in the educational line? 
I do not enjoy thinking it over, for it finall} 7 
drove me from Greece, but as Vergil used to 
say 'vice versa.' There was an educational 
boom in Greece. A merchant grown enormous- 
ly rich by raising the price of olive-oil gathered 
•together about twenty talents and decided to 
start a university. He appointed me presi- 
dent and instructed me to make a big thing of 
it. 'It must be the biggest novelty in all Greece, 
Herodotus,' he said, 'and }'ou are just the man 
to make it such.' 

"So I went ahead, and in a few months the 
university was running full blast; but news- 
papers are costly things to buy up, so when 
the buildings were completed and the first 
year's salaries paid the talents were gone. 

"Something had to be done. Another talent 

was coaxed from my friend of the olives and 
it went into 'ads'. There were all kinds of 'ads,' 
editorials, front-pagers, prospect 'ads,' great 
discovery 'ads' and puffs, till the name of the 
Great Athens University had penetrated into 
the farthest wilds of Boeotia. Then a happy 
thought came to me. I wrote to the three 
most fashionable nobles of Attica: 

"Dear Sir: Accept our profoundest gratitude 
for j'our gift of thirty talents. Enclosed find 
receipt. Keep mum and oblige. 
Yours as ever, 

President H — ". 

"The next morning's papers were filled with 
the account of the munificence of the afore- 
said three gentlemen and that afternoi n 
contributions began to flow into our treasury. 

"The fashion had been set and all the would- 
be swells in Athens felt compelled to give. 
From that time on all was plain sailing. Tlie 
money came so plentifully that we had to re- 
quest donors to hand in their gifts at certain 
fixed times and finally we arranged it so that 
a talent came in every Saturday' night in time 
for the Sunda} - morning papers. Yes, it was 
plain sailing. We had chairs of more things 
than one could think of, even had he a hundred 
lungs and a tongue of brass. There were 
chairs of theology and chiropody and amanu- 
ensis, of metallurgy and South African liter- 
ature. Professorships in all the dialects of 
Greece and the Fiji islands, in fencing and 
gastronomy as well as millinery, in bovine 
anatomy and naval architecture. \\ e had five 
schools of metathesis, twenty-nine professors 
of music, and thirteen endowed janitorships. 

"But, alas, those old times can never come 
back — can never come back. 

"How did it end up? Well that is rather a 
delicate matter to talk about, but the end was 
something like this: 

"After we had affiliated every school within 
two hundred parasangs, and attained a mem- 
bership of something' within a million, 1 lost 
my head. The three original patrons and my 
olive-oil friend, who had considered themselves 
a general supervising board of trustees, wan- 
ted me to remove the head professor of domes- 
tic economy and I thought the time had come 
for me to assume entire control. So I dis- 
solved the committee. The story of the thirty 
talents was given to the public and there was 
an explosion. The twenty thousand patrons 
of the university rose to a man and demanded 
my death, while the eleven hundred respective 
chairs were dragged one by one from 
the buildings, the 'isms' were dispersed, 
and in three hours the buildings had 'for sale' 
signs in their windows. 

"The university was no more. That night I 
slipped out of the safe, where I was concealed, 
and left Greece for ever. But that was a long 
time ago, and there is very little left of the 
ninety talents I carried with me." 



The Academy entertainment takes place 

Miss Tanetta Gilleland spent Sunday, Jan. 5, 
with Miss Mellen. 

J. A. Anderson has left "Willow Terrace" to 
room with Ernest Fradenburgh. 

Herbert Moore, '96, attended the charity ball 
held in Waukegan during' the holidays. 

Might not the weather prophet send us some 
snow that we might be able to enjoy more 

Mr. W. L. Bray is now acting as superinten- 
dent of the Sunda3 r -school in the absence of 
Mr. Fitz-Hugh. 

The Misses Williams and Hippie entertained 
the sophomore girls at a spread in room No. 2 
at Mitchell Hall Friday evening. 

Ernest M. Fradenburgh, '95, has come to 
Lake Forest to take graduate work in econom- 
ics as well as music in the city. 

Dave Jackson will not return to Cornell Un- 
iversity but will continue his studies here for 
the remainder of the } T ear. 

The first spread of the year at Mitchell Hall 
was given in the "Nutshells" Saturday eve- 
ning, Jan. i, by Miss Jessie Wetherhold. 

"Gary" Vance and Bruce Campbell plaj-ed 
in a match football game on New Years day 
and helped Pontiac win over Dwight by a 
score of 16 to 0. 

The track athletic team may be congratu- 
lated upon the return of Dave Jackson, who 
will give both strength and encouragement to 
that organization. 

It is not too earl}' to lay aside the tempting- 
cigarette and pie-crust and to begin training. 
An indoor meet will probably take place in 
the city early next month. 

Those who are willing to contribute stories, 
poems, sketches, etc., for the '96 Forester should 
send them as soon as possible to Jessie Weth- 
erhold, Mitchell Hall. All must be in within 
two weeks. 

A committee of the faculty met those who 
desire to take four studies the coming semes- 
ter in Professor McNeill's room Thursday 
afternoon. With a few exceptions the requests 
were granted. 

Dr. Sho Watase, of the University of Chi- 
cago, will lecture before the Biological Club 
tomorrow at 3:15 p. m, in the College chapel. 
His subject will be "Luminous Phenomena in 
Animals." A general invitation is extended. 

The class in German conversation under 
Professor Seward meets every Wednesday 
afternoon at 4 o'clock in Professor Dawson's 
room. All students who have had one year or 
more of German are invited to join the class. 

Professor G. E. Vincent, of Chicago Univer- 
sity, delivered a lecture before the social sci- 
ence class and others in the Mitchell Hall par- 
lors last night. His subject, which he made 
exceedingl}' interesting to his listeners, was 
"Town Study". 

Professor Locy has arranged to be in Lake 
Forest all day Monday of each week and will 
also probably be here one or two afternoons to 
oversee and direct the work of the biological 
students. The remainder of his time he spends 
at Northwestern Universitj-. 

There is one bo} - in the College who was de- 
termined to be back on time, and that boy is 
Stanley D. Wentworth. Thinking school com- 
menced Thursda}' morning, he arose about 5 
o'clock, made the 7 o'clock train from the cit}' 
and arrived at the College only to find John 
industriously sweeping out the j-et empty cor- 

Delegates of the Western Intercollegiate 
Association will meet at the C. A. A.'s club- 
house Friday to discuss the advisability of 
joining with the Eastern Intercollegiate As- 
sociation to legislate for the good of athletics. 
Winners of the separate events at the meet in 
June will probably meet those of the Eastern 
meet one week after the contests have taken 
place. Lake Forest will be represented in the 
meeting of the association b}' two delegates. 

By the marriage of Miss Martha Behrens to 
Mr. Lou Keller the University sustains a 
double loss. In Miss Behrens Mrs. Coulter 
loses the best maid she has ever had, and 
Baby Coulter will mourn in vain for the re- 
turn of his nurse. There is not a "Cad," "Sem," 
or College student who does Jiot know Lou, 
and who will not miss him and his genial 
manners. He was manager of the 'Varsity 
Transfer Company, and many have been the 


loads of students and flour barrels which he 
has landed at their several destinations. His 
motto was "Always room for one more." The 
couple was married at high noon today at the 
bride's home in Michigan City, Ind. They 
left immediately after the nuptial knot was 
tied, bound for Lou's farm near Hebron, Ind. 


Professor Williams spent Christmas at home 
in New York. 

Professor Brewer entertained his sister at 
Lake Forest during the holidays. 

Betten, Baldwin and Guthrie report a "glor- 
ious time" here during vacation. Pillow fights 
were indulged in and a "bazoo" trio was formed, 
which gave daily concerts. Miss Bouton says 
their Christmas carols were simply grand. 

Jan. 3 the work of the Academy started 
under "full sails" for '96. Most of the 
students returned promptly. Among the new 
students are Messrs. Scott and Lee, from Vin- 
cennes, Ind.; Stevens, Tiskilwa, Benjamin, 
Milwaukee, Wis., and James, Lake Forest. 

Professor Meyer attended the first annual 
meeting of the Modern Language Conference 
held at the Chicago University during the 

Professor Williams, A. Mcintosh and R. B. 
Kyle were chosen by the Academy Athletic 
Association last Tuesday as delegates to meet 
with committees from the Northwestern and 
Morgan Park Academies at the Great North- 
ern Hotel next Saturday afternoon for the pur- 
pose of forming an athletic league between 
these schools. 

At a meeting of the Young Men's Christian 
Association it was decided to change the time 
of the Tuesday evening meetings to Sunday 
afternoon at 5 o'clock. The meetings are to be 
followed each week by a short social season. 
President Coulter led the opening service last 
Sunday. There was a large attendance. Miss 
Fales and Mr. Fagg sang a duet, "Saved by 
Grace." Next Sunday the meeting will be led 
by Mr. David Fales. The theme will be "Joy 
in God's Service and in His House." The 
Misses Wood will sing. 

The preparations for the "Bicycle Farce" are 
nearing completion. Please note the latest 
change in the date from Jan. 17 to 16 and do 
not fail to be present. It is confidentl}' ex- 
pected that all past public failures of the 
students will be fully redeemed on this oc- 
casion. The entertainment will begin prompt- 

ly at 8 o'clock. The program will be as follows: 

Instrumental Academy Mandolin Club 

Solo and Chorus Holsteiner's Band 

Mr. Henderson and Academy Glee Club. 

c , ( (a) Mignon Guy d'Harelelot 

SOI ° { (b) I Love Thee Ed. Grieg 

Mrs. Kathryn Meeker Funk. 

Reading Selected 

Mr. W. C. Larned. 

Song Over the Beautiful Sea 

Academy Glee Club. 

Solo — Lieti Signor Huguenots 

Mrs. Kathryn Meeker Funk. 

Play Bicycle Farce 

Messrs. Yaggy, Ferry, Betten, Fagg, 
Warner, Cobb, Mcintosh, Casey. 

Ferry Hall. 

Miss Jane Zabriskie spent the vacation wilh 
relatives in Geneva. 

The ice has been good, so skating this week 
has been much enjo3'ed. 

Because of illness Miss Catherine Ford has 
not returned to Ferrj r Hall. 

Miss Mixter and Miss Morehouse, who have 
not returned, will be sadly missed the rest of 
the year. 

Miss Grace Welton, a graduate of '94, spent 
Sunda3 r with Miss Pate. 

Miss Edj'th Mercer was a week late in return- 
ing on account of illness. 

Those few who remained at Ferry Hall dur- 
ing the holidays report a quiet time, free for 
rest and study. 

Basket-ball has not been taken up yet, but 
the girls will Soon be practicing again with 
all the old-time vigor. 

"Did you have a good time?" and "Were you 
glad to get back?" have been the exciting- 
questions since Monday. 

Seminary students are glad to welcome two 
new girls: Miss Blanche Hanson, of Villa 
Grove, and Miss Linkenhelt, of Fort Wayne, 

The first senior essaj^s of this school year 
have been handed in, and a uniled sigh of re- 
lief has arisen from the class — until the next 

The long vacation was thoroughly enjoyed 
by everyone. The few girls who came back 
late were in almost every single instance de- 
tained by illness. 

The sad news came Thursday of the death of 
Miss Carrie Ripley's father, which occurred 
Mondaj' afternoon at his home in Kankakee. 
Miss Ripley has the heartfelt sj'mpathy of 
teachers and pupils of Ferry Hall in her be- 



Friday evening at 7 o'clock Miss Helen M. 
Searles will lecture in the chapel of Ferry Hall 
on "The Aesthetic Value of the Study of Greek." 
Everyone is invited to attend the lecture,which 
promises to be very interesting. 

Miss H. M. Taylor has temporarily taken up 
the duties of instructress in mathematics in 
the Seminary. Miss Taylor comes here from 
the University of Chicago, where she took a 
graduate course in mathematics. She has 
also been teaching her subject in Iowa. Miss 
Goodwin, whose place Miss Taylor is holding, 
is ill at her home in Aurora. She is recovering 
rapidly, however, and will probably return to 
resume her duties at the begining of the sec- 
ond semester. 


The University has at last won its suit for 
$15,(KI0 aginst William Bross for a subscription 
made in 1889. Upon a technicality the Bross 
heirs tried to keep from paying the money. A 
year ago a jury gave the University the con- 
tested sum, but a new trial was ordered, the 
result of which was a second victor}' for the 
University by the court decision handed down 
during the holiday vacation. 


Members of the Glee Club are requested to 
make a special effort to be present at every 
rehearsal. The rehearsals are held every Mon- 
day and Wednesday evening at 7:15 o'clock. 

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Volume IX. 


Number 13. 

}in3><g<t Vt ^\yft DS^o 

"Chough we must die, I would not die 

When fields are brown and bleak, 
When wild geese stream across the sky, 

And the cart-lodge timbers creak. 
For it would be so lone and drear 

To sleep beneath the snow, 
When children carol Christmas cheer, 

And Christmas rafters glow. 

Nor would I die, though we must die, 

When yeanlings blindly bleat, 
When the cuckoo laughs and lovers sigh, 

And oh, to live is sweet! 
When cowslips come again, and Spring 

So winsome with their breath 
And Life's in love with everything — 

With everything but Death. 

Let me not die, though we must die, 

When bowls are brimmed with cream, 
When milch cows in the meadows lie, 

Or wade amid the stream; 
When dewy-dimpled roses smile 

To see the face of June, 
And lad and lass meet at the stile 

Or roam beneath the moon. 

Since we must die, then let me die 

When flows the harvest ale, 
When the reaper lays the sickle by 

And taketh down the flail; 
When all we prized and all we planned 

Is ripe and stored at last, 
And autumn looks across the land 

And ponders on the past — 

Then let me die. 
Alfred Austin. 

Professor Schmidt in Germany. 

|Through the courtesy of a lady in Lake For- 
est we are permitted this week to publish the 
following extract from a letter written by 
Mrs. Schmidt, wife of Professor George W. 
Schmidt of the department of German, who is 
now in Germany on a 3 7 ear's leave of absence. 
— Ed.1 

"We reached Liverpool June 26 and were 
there four days with friends. From there we 
went to Ecclefechan, Scotland, where we spent 
three weeks very pleasantly with my uncle and 
cousins. While here we visited Carlyle's birth- 
place and grave and other interesting places. 
Then we went to Edinburgh, sta}'ing there 
eight or nine days visiting our relatives. The 
last day we walked three or four miles to the 
foot of 'the Pentlands' to see the birthplace of 
Robert Louis Stevenson. Then Karl [Profes- 
sor Schmidt's little son] insisted that we climb 
the hill. Even my cousins had never been to 
the top, but we started and reached it without 
a mishap. It was a very steep climb, but the 
view repaid us. The hills were covered with 
heather and we found some white heather 
which is very rare. 

"From Edinburgh we went a little farther 
north to visit another cousin on the seashore 

at Leven. Here we played golf and I think it 
a very fascinating game. We then came down 
through England to Rickmansworth, near 
London, where we stayed for ten days, going 
to London nearl}' ever}' da}'. When we were 
not in London we were visiting outlying places 
of interest, Penn's grave, Milton's cottage, 
Windsor Castle, etc. 

"Next we took a trip up the Rhine, reaching 
Freiburg two weeks from the date of starting 
from Rotterdam. We stopped at Cologne, 
Bonn, Koenigswinter, Bingen, Mainz, Heidel- 
berg, Worms and Strassburg. W r e soon suc- 
ceeded in finding a convenient house here in 
Freiburg and are now nicely settled. As it 
was two weeks before we could get in we spent 
ten days in Switzerland. Karl proved to be a 
fine climber and we enjoyed the trip very 
much. We did not see quite as much as 
Mr. Uline and Mr. Seymour, for they visited 
Rome and Venice. Mr. Seymour is at Heidel- 
berg and Mr. Uline at Leipzig. We have also 
heard from Professor Stevens at Gaettingen. 

"We like Freiburg very r much indeed; it is a 
very nice city and the surrounding hills and 
valleys are beautiful. Mr. Schmidt is 


getting' just the work he most wants, under 
Dr. Klttge, and Karl attends a private kinder- 
garten and is learning German very rapidly." 
* * * 
[In a letter from Professor Schmidt to Dr. 
Coulter, received recent- 
ly, he gives the following 
list of courses that he is 
taking: Lectures on The 
Niebelungen Lied, Ger- 
i man word formation, 
?',» German mytholog}', the 
Romantic period in Ger- 
man literature; literary 
historical exercises on 
Prnf. Geo. W, Schmidt. Goethe's and Schiller's 
Ballads; historical grammar of the English 
language; and in the seminar for Germanic 
philology: (a) Old High German, Otfrid (Ger- 
man division); (b) Old and Middle English 
(English division).] 


The oratorical association of the University 
of Chicago has written to the committee which 
is arranging for the second annual debate be- 
tween Lake Forest and Chicago Universities 
with a view toward cancelling the debate, 
which is to be held in the early part of May. 
The letter came from Secretary Woodruff of 
the oratorical association last week. It set 
forth that the Chicago men would make a mo- 
tion that the debate be declared off. The mo- 
tion was amended, however, to the effect that 
the debate would not be summarily declared 
off if the association heard from the Lake 
Forest end before its next meeting. As a rea- 
son for desiring not to take part in the debate 
Mr. Woodruff's letter stated that Chicago had 
too man}' other debates on hand and that they 
would like to accept a challenge from Colum- 
bia University. 

J. E.Carver, who is secretary of the commit- 
tee appointed by the Zeta Epsi'on and Athe- 
na?an societies to arrange the debate, immedi- 
ately upon receiving the letter wrote to the 
Chicago men that there was no inclination 
whatsoever on the part of Lake Forest to cancel 
the impending contest, but that we were mak- 
ing arrangements for the fray and would as 
soon as possible choose the subject for discus- 
sion, as agreed upon, and submit it to them for 
the choice of sides. 

Yesterday afternoon at -I o'clock the commit- 
tee held a meeting in the College building and 

practically decided upon the subject for the 
debate. There is yet some doubt as to what 
shall be the exact wording of it, but it will be on 
the question as to whether or not the United 
States should maintain a national bank similar 
to the Bank of England, with branches in the 
leading cities of the countrj', in preference to 
the present subtreasury system. 

According to the turn affairs have suddenly 
taken there seems to be some doubt as to 
whether Lake Forest will be able this spring 
again to try its luck against Chicago, but if 
there will be no debate it will not be owing to 
a lack of effort and determination on the part 
of Lake Forest to bring it to pass. In case it 
will be found impossible to make the Univer- 
sit}' of Chicago live up to its acceptance of the 
challenge the committee will tr}' to arrange for 
a debate with some other college, which would 
probably be Beloit. 


"Ach du lieber Augustin, alles ist hin." So 
said Professor George Eugene Eager of Ferry 
Hall musical fame when he missed his over- 
coat and pet meerschaum pipe a week or two 
ago and from that time until 3 r esterday the 
young woman who failed to have her piano 
lesson was coerced into the belief that life had 
numerous very gloomy sides. 

The unsophisticated might think that per- 
haps the path of a pianist who rules supreme 
in Ferry Hall and enjoys the privilege of being 
the only man among so many young women 
would be strewn with nothing but roses, but 
since Professor Eager fell among thieves they 
need onty to consult him to be disillusionized. 

In order to recover if possible the valued 
pipe and overcoat the professor went to the 
Harrison street police station, a building very 
much ljke the Sem, except that the strains of 
music usually heard around the latter were 
supplanted in the former by the din of the jus- 
tice court and the shouts of the bailiff, in 
whose voice the bereaved professor could de- 
tect no harmony. The pipe was soon found 
by detectives in the possession of a Mr. Jersky, 
who is a pawn-broker b} r profession. The said 
Jersky would not relinquish the meerschaum 
for less than six dollars, but finally comprom- 
ised on half that sum, at the same time saying 
to his clerk in German that he would punch a 
hole into the bowl before handing it out and 
thus destroy the pipe. 

But Professor Eager "versteht detttsch," and 
when he heard the utterance of the pawn- 


broker his [Mr. Eager's] just anger rose to his 
[Mr. Eager's] mountainous size and as a result 
Jersk}' was sued for $200. 

In Justice Wallace's court Friday afternoon 
the case was heard with Washington Hesing, 
Ph. D., P. M., editor of the Illinoiser Staats- 
zeitung as a witness to testify that he himself 
had smoked the pipe in question and that it 
was the professor's. Then the professor 
stuffed and lit it, but soon stopped, exclaiming 
"O weh, die schoene pfeife"for there descended 
to the floor hot wax from the bowl of the pipe 
and hotter tears from the eyes of the smoker. 

The evil Jersky had destroyed the meer- 
schaum. He was sentenced by Justice Wal- 
lace to pay the costs of the pipe and the trial. 
As a result Professor Eager received $15 where- 
with to buy him another pipe. Telegraphic 
advices state that the new one is to be a Ger- 
man student's pipe reaching to the floor, and 
the manufacturer upon taking a measure 
found it necessary to make the stem eight feet 
six inches long. 

But Professor Eager's face once more bears 
the old-time appearance indicating a satisfac- 
tion with this vale of tears and he has now 
stopped pla} ing the funeral march three hours 
a da3'. 

The "Sem" professor lost his pipe 

And Eager was to find it; 
Discovered it behind a "fence;" 

He might well have divined it. 

The broker wanted it to keep 

Professor said him nay; 
His uncle vowed to wax him then 

Likewise the pipe straightway. 

Then piping hot waxed George Eugene 
And sued him for two hundred 

And bj- the truthful Washington 
Proved that the pipe was plundered. 

It took three balls to bowl him o'er 
And then he stemmed the tide 

By proving that the bowl was "punched." 
The case was justly tried. 

"You'll have to pay the piper, sir," 
Thus sternly spake His Honor, 

"Since you have dared to hit the pipe, 
"Give fifteen to its owner." 


Miss Mary L. Fales gave an informal tea to a 
few of her friends Friday afternoon. 

Several burglaries have taken place in Lake 
Forest. The houses of Mr. Buckingham and 
Mr. Scudder were entered and some valuable 
property was carried off. 

The meeting of the Social Union which was 
held Thursday evening in the club house was 
a great success in every way. About 250 peo- 
ple attended and the program was especially 

A general committee meeting of the Lake 
Forest Social Union was held Saturday even- 
ing at the club house. The object of the meet- 
ing was to discuss new plans for the club. 
Reports of the several committees were read. 

Saturda3' evening a very small and select 
party was given in Blackler's Hall, about fif- 
teen couples being present. Mr. and Mrs, 
Scott DuranQ kindly chaperoned. Among 
those present were Misses Dewey and Day of 

The Rev. N. B. W. Gallwey, ex-'92, who grad- 
uated from McCormick Seminarj- in '93, con- 
ducted the evening service at the church Sun- 
day and preached an interesting sermon. His 
subject, "Home Missions in Chicago," was ably 
and very forcibly introduced. 


The alumni are to have a large picture of 
the Rev. Daniel S. Gregory, D. D., president of 
the University from 1878 to 1886, made and 
hung in the College chapel. 

'87— The Rev. G. D. Heuver, president of the 
alumni association, came out Monday. Mr. 
Heuver is at present taking a graduate course 
in sociology at the Universit3 r of Chicago. 

Ex-'92— Rev. N. B. W. Gallwey was the guest 
of Mr. E. J. Learned Sunday. 

'94 — E. A. Drake still takes great interest in 
the spiritual welfare of his alma mater. A 
series of questions concerning the religious 
work among the students has been received 
from him. 

'89 — Rev. E. M. Wilson, according to the 
latest news, is quite successful in his mission- 
ary work at Kolapoor, India. 

'89 — A. G. Welch was the guest of his old 
pupil, J. A. Conro, last Friday. 

'95 — J. H. Rice has been doing some work as 
an assistant pastor in the church at Madison 
besides his regular work in Greek and Hebrew. 
He expects to enter the McCormick Seminary 
next fall. 

'95 — J. G. Coulter and friend had an ice-boat 
for the regatta which took place at Madison 
last Saturday. Harry Dickinson and friend 
also had one. The boat of William Hughitt, 
an old Academy student, took third prize. 



Don't forget to hand in those contributions 
to the Forester. 

The Misses Keener and Hippie dined at 
Willow Terrace Sunday. 

Joe Conro was visited last week by A. G. 
Welch, '89, now principal of the Elgin Acade- 

It has been almost definitely decided that 
the athletic entertainment is to take place 
Feb. 29. 

It is alleged that the great U. of C. is about 
to found a kindergarten. Is that what it wanted 
Lake Forest for? 

Herodotus went skating Saturday and is 
laid up for repairs. He was interviewed but 
was a little too emphatic. 

Keener injured his knee a second time last 
Friday in the gymnasium. It may keep him 
out of athletics this spring. 

Open evening at the "Sem" was poorly attend- 
ed last week. All the freshmen were in retire- 
ment. Hamlet essas's proved the greater 

The biological lecture which Professor Sho 
Watase, of Chicago University, was to have 
given last Wednesday has been postponed 
for a week. 

John Steele, who has since last year been 
employed in the state penitentiary atjoliet, 
will return to Lake Forest at the beginning of 
the next semester. 

An effort was made Saturday to get up a 
hare and hound run. The hares started out 
without the paper scent and the pack decided 
not to follow after all. 

Crabb's smiling countenance is no longer to 
be seen at the "Cad." It is rumored that too 
many "Sweet Caporals" were the cause. His 
illness will terminate in two weeks. 

The special services Sunday before last in 
the chapel were accidentally omitted in the 
last issue of The Stentor. They were well 
attended and very interesting. 

It is reported that something happened in 

the mathematics class at the "Sem" last week, 

• no one knows what, but it sounded a good 

deal like a Cuban rebellion and an Armenian 

question all in one. 

George Rice received a telegram notifying 
him of the death of an old friend, Gilbert 
Chase, at Columbus, Wis. He left last night 
to attend the funeral. 

A review of Sir Frederick Pollock and Frederic 
William Maitland's recent work on "The His- 
tory of F)nglish Law Before the Time of Ed- 
ward I" appears in the Dial of January 16 
overthe signature of Professor John J. Halse3'. 

The "Girls of '99" enjo3 r ed a spread Thursday 
evening, given by Miss Rogers in honor of her 
sister, who is visiting her at Mitchell Hall. 
Music was furnished by the '98 girls and con- 
sisted of lullaby songs with tin-pan accompan- 

Prof. Stuart devoted several da3's last week 
to philosophical discussions of poet^ and the 
drama in the Horace class. The taste of Soc- 
ratean methods was rather enjoyed, but some 
of the sophomores haven't yet untangled the 
knots in their brains. The "exams." took place 

The glee and banjo clubs will make their 
first appearance this season in a few weeks. 
A concert will be given by them at Lake Forest 
Feb. 22 and the3' promise at that time to sur- 
prise everyone with a performance that is to 
be better than an3'thing ever heard in the glee 
club line here before. With the proceeds of 
the home entertainment the clubs will arrange 
a short trip during the spring vacation, when 
several Illinois cities will be visited. There 
are now twent3 r men in the glee club, which is 
under the leadership of J. M. Eakins. The 
banjo club, which is also practicing hard, is 
led by M. K. Baker. 

Ferry Hall. 

Miss Milne, of Chicago, spent Sundas^ with 
Miss Dewe3'. 

On account of ill health Miss Lida Pate has 
gone home to remain a few weeks. 

Miss Gertrude Pate spent Friday and Satur- 
day with Mrs. Lewis Austin Clarke, '95, in the 

Much interest is being manifested in a box 
Miss Trowbridge intends to send to her sis- 
ter in Turke3 - providing reasonable rates can 
be secured for its transmission. 


Quite a number of girls and teachers attend- 
ed the Paderewski recital Wednesday after- 

Miss Helen M. Searlea was unable to give her 
lecture Friday evening, so it has been post- 
poned until this evening. 

Professor Eager spent much of his time with 
Paderewski during the great musician's so- 
journ in the city last week. Paderewski has 
invited him to come to Paris and stud}' under 
him for a time. Professor Eager has not yet 
decided whether he will follow the invitation, 
but if he does he will ask for a leave of ab- 
sence from his duties at Ferry Hall and sail 
for Paris early in April, returning at the open- 
ing - of the school year in the fall. Rubinstein 
Demarest, the professor's youthful protege, 
played before Paderewski, who immediately 
took great interest in the child pianist and 
highly commended Mr. Eager for the able way 
in which he has brought out the musical tal- 
ent of the little fellow. 



As a result of last term's work. Ezra Warner, 
"Cad," '95, was placed in the first division of the 
freshman class at Yale. 

Wirth S. Dunham, now studying at Pots- 
dam, Pa., who spent two years here, stopped 
over a day recently to visit old friends. 
At the close of the fall work he passed ex- 
aminations for Harvard with but one condi- 
tion. He says his preparation here in math- 
ematics, Latin and history proved excellent. 
He is now making up Greek and will enter 
Harvard next year. 

Mr. E. S. Wells led the meeting of the Young 
Men's Christian Association Sunday afternoon. 
The Misses Wood sang a duet — "Take Me 
as I am." Next Sunday the meeting will be 
led by Mr. Henderson. Theme: "The Bible 
Ideal of Character." It is expected that the 
junior Academy quartet will sing. 


Crushed and bleeding a youth here lies, 

Pierced by glances from women's eyes: 

A ray from black, a ray from brown, 

A ray from blue and our hero is down: 

O woman, cease your slaughter before 

The world's at your feet and man is no more. 

Professor (visiting a student) — "How cold it 
is here! Do you ever have a fire? How can 
you work in this temperature?" 

Student — "Ah! Professor, when I begin to 
feel cold I just think of my examination, and 
then I perspire all over." 

At the Athenaean Society Friday evening 
those present listened to one of the best de- 
bates given in the hall this school year. The 
question, Resolved, That the present Vene- 
zuela question is a fit cause for interference on 
the part of the United States on the basis of 
the Monroe Doctrine, was ably supported by 
Mr. Roberts on the affirmative and Mr. Tim- 
berlake on the negative. 

% # % 

Following was the program in Aletheian 
last Friday evening: Music, Misses Wood and 
Davies; declamation, Miss Williams; music, 
Miss Keener; paper, Misses Hodge and Hazel- 
ton; declamation, Miss Ranstead; debate — 
Resolved, That England would be justified in 
in opposing Germany's interference by war — 
affirmative, Miss McClenahan; negative, Miss 


* * * 

Next Friday will be freshman evening in the 
Aletheian society. 


The Art Institute met at the house of Mrs. 
Frank G. Hall Friday evening'. The program 
was a musicale, the following numbers being 

Trio — B flat major, opus 97 Beethoven 

Allegro moderato — scherzo — 
Andante cantabile 
Allegro moderato 
Messrs. Wolfsohn, Boegner, Steindel. 

(a) "Sagt wo sind die Veilchen hin" 

P. A. :-chulz 

<b) "Nicht so schnell" ) o .,.„„,_„_ 

(c) Fruehlingsnacht ) 

Miss Villa Whitney White. 
Violin Solos— 

Nocturne Chopin 

Canzonetta Godard 

Mr. Eugene Boegner. 

(a) "My Mother bids me Bind my Hair'' 


(b) "The Gap in the Hedge" Old . rish 

(c) "Cradle Song" Brahms 

Miss Villa Whitney White. 
Violoncello Solos— 

Sicilian Pergolese 

Spanish Dance Popper 

At the Spring Steindel 

Mr. Bruno Steindel. 

Her lover is a Harvard youth, 

And so it is the case 
That when he kisses her he brings 

The crimson to her face. 



The Stentor. 

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Entered at the postoffice, Lake Forest, 111., as second- 
class matter. 

Aid for ninistry Students. 

In last week's issue of the Interior there 
appeared an article by Dr. McClure, Lake For- 
est's pastor, which has been read with great 
interest and appreciation by many of the stud- 
ents and should not be overlooked by all those 
who have not yet read it. He writes on aid to 
students for the ministry and makes a plea 
in favor of continuing to give this aid. He 
also argues against the statement so often 
brought up to the effect that most of the 
money given to help students whose intention 
it is to prepare themselves to preach the gos- 
pel is lost and that it does not pa3' to contri- 
bute to this charity. 

He closes with these words: 

Two things we earnestly wish: one, that 
every student for the ministry shall realize 
that the aid given him is the expression of 
love for Christ and is a hoi}' thing; and sec- 
ond, that everyone who can will help put into 
the ministry strong, loving, brave men, who 
but for such help could never be fitted for 
leading Christ's church to longer and larger 

Though sometimes misused, yet the amount 
of good done later on b}' a large majority of 
those who receive the ministerial aid and the 
sacrifices brought by some of them in 
entering the ministry is certainly sufficient 
reason why money should be appropriated for 
this cause. And it must also be remembered, 
as Dr. McClure says, that no one ever received 
his education unaided and that the wealthiest 
fathers would be unable to pay the full cost of 
the education of their sons. 

A Suggestion for the Alumni. 

Whether or not students have consciences 
has been a subject for discussion since time 
immemorial. Once in a great while, however, 
a case comes up where a man after he has left 
his alma mater and gone out to better the 
world — more strictly speaking to earn a liv- 
ing — becomes awakened and then sets about 
to atone for the sins he committed while away 
at school. Such a case is reported from the 
State Agricultural College of Iowa. A few 
weeks ago the president of that institution was 
surprised to receive from an alumnus a check 
for the sum of $20, which this alumnus sent as 
payment for the apples, grapes, etc., which he 
had "hooked" during his four 3'ears in college. 
Ever3 r one around the school of course is feel- 
ing very happj' now, not because of the twenty 
dollars, but because a graduate has decided 
to traverse the narrow path hereafter. 

It seems almost be3 _ ond the range of possi- 
bilit3' that of all the great men whose names 
appear in the catalogue as holders of Lake 
Forest University diplomas an3^ should ever 
have been guilty of "hooking" either grapes or 
apples or an3'thing else. Nevertheless, if some 
of them will kindty lead themselves to believe 
that they realty did, The Stentor will be glad 
to receive their conscience money. In this 
way we might possibty raise that desired one 
million dollars for the University and relieve 
the trustees of a burden. If that plan is not 
acceptable, perhaps The Stentor's debts 
might be paid from the fund. 

THERE are many advantages along different 
lines of which Lake Forest University may 
boast that are not to be found in many larger 
institutions. A petition circulated by the 
students of Northwestern University and pre- 
sented to the authorities of Northwestern a 
week ago may serve to call this to the minds 
of many. The plea of the Evanston students 
is for a professor of Biblical histor3' in the col- 
lege of liberal arts. Lake Forest has an en- 
dowed chair and the best of advantages for 
teaching the Bible, a stud3' which is one of the 
most essential to a thorough college educa- 
tion. At Northwestern there are no such facil- 
ities nor have there been during the long exist- 
ence of that large and influential university. 
Though in the sensational advertising line 
Lake Forest is a little behind some institu- 
tions, it has a number of features which make 
it rank with the best colleges for the acquire- 
ment of real "learning." 




The students of the Academy drew a large 
crowd of people to the chapel in Reid Hall 
Thursday evening- and filled nearly every 
seat in that place with an audience which 
went away impressed with the fact that the 
"Cads" can give excellent entertainments for 
the public with the large amount of talent 
which they possess. Every number on the 
program met with liberal and well-deserved 
applause which demonstrated the apprecia- 
tion of the audience. The stage was taste- 
full}- arranged by the ladies of the Academy. 

At the time announced for the opening- of 
the program the Academy glee club, which 
was to make its first appearance this season, 
stepped upon the stage and sang "Over the 
Beautiful Sea." This number, as well as all 
the other musical selections, received a hearty 
encore. "Mrs. Craigin's Daughter" was sung 
in response to the encore. Then the mandolin 
and zither club rendered a well-learned selec- 
tion, which was followed by "Holsteiner's 
Band" and "Tittle Johnnie and His Mirror" by 
the glee club. 

Mrs. Kathr3 7 n Meeker Funk, one of the best 
soloists in the city, then sang "Mignon," by 
Guy d' Harlelot, and another song, which to- 
gether with her other selection — "Lieti Sig- 
nor," from Meyerbeer's "Huguenots" — were 
special features of the evening and received 
most enthusiastic applause. Following Mrs. 
Funk's first appearance Mr. Walter Cranston 
Larned favored the audience with three read- 
ings, being twice recalled after he had read 
the first time. 

The play, "A Bicycle Farce," concluded the 
program. The amateur histrionic talent dis- 
played by the actors was perhaps never ex- 
celled at Lake Forest. Arthur Yaggy and 
Dow M. Fagg, who took the parts of Mr. Per- 
kins and Mr. Bradley, appeared to perfection. 
Their respective wives, Pierpont Cobb and 
Harold Warner, displayed much grace in their 
situation, while Cornelius Betten, as Mr. Bar- 
low, well represented a bicycle enthusiast and 
Charley Bettis, who was making his debut, 
looked very much at home on the stage in the 
role of John, the butler. 

The success of the whole entertainment 
tended to show the enterprise, energy and 
ability possessed by the students of Lake For- 
est Academy. The proceeds, which will be 
devoted to furnishing the Gamma Sigma and 
Tri Kappa society halls and paying in part for 
the chapel piano, amounted to a little over $50. 

1967, a. d. 

[SCENE: Home of one of Boston's four hun- 
dred. Emerson Ibsen Francklyn, aged six, 
and Charley Rogers, his cousin, from Illi- 
nois, aged eight, have just returned from 
the circus and are describing what they 
have seen to Mrs. Archibald Francklyn.] 

Charley: O auntie, Uncle Archibald took 
us to Housum's today, and we saw a monkey 
that rode horseback, and an elephant that 
flapped his ears when he walked along-, and 
people rode on his back, and — 

EMERSON: Yes, indeed, mother, it was quite 
interesting, something- far out of the ordinary, 
I assure you. This pachyderm was very intel- 
ligent, extending his proboscis for articles of 
food and continually swaying laterally, and 
flapping his aural appendages to prevent the 
mosquitoes and other insects from annoying 

Charley: We saw a orstidge, and a geraft 
an' a boer, an' a musician from Chicago. 

Emerson: He means an ostrich, but I don't 
believe it was a genuine ostrich, for it didn't 
coincide with my impression of one. The gi- 
raffe and boa and hyenas and other animals 
were very ordinary-looking. What absorbed 
my attention most was the ancient image of a 
musician from Chicago. Citharoedus Chica- 
gensis I think was the appellation given to it. 
I copied the inscription underneath it in 
shorthand: "This is an exact reproduction of 
a once prominent teacher of music in the 
famous city of Chicago. He took in millions 
when at the height of his fame, but was finally 
found to be only a procurer of money. The 
epitaph on his tombstone reads: A mediaeval 
ecclesiastic in the guise of a modern educa- 
tor.' " 

Mrs. Franckly'N: That is really remarkable. 
I have heard my grandfather speak of such a 
man. Let me see, I think he was connected 
with an institution of learning in Chicago, 
but I do not recollect just what. I think, 
though, it was a post-graduate kindergarten 
for the sons of weak-minded billionaires, or 
something like that. 

[Emerson wipes his spectacles; Mrs. 
Francklyn continues reading, and Charley 
continues to envy Emerson Ibsen his knowl- 
edge of animals.] 

'Tis strange, to say the least, 

In this advanced hour 
That the grinding mill of college 

Is still run by "horse"-power. 




Athletic News. 


Track Athletics. 

The month of January sees a revival of ath- 
letic interest. It is to the candidate for hon- 
ors on field or cinder track the starting' point 
for a five months' course of training, and a 
hope, which increases with each successive 
achievement, that one's efforts will in the end 
be rewarded with success. Our prospects for 
a good track team were never better. What- 
ever the outcome of the scheme to form a gen- 
eral association of all departments the College 
still has good prospects. There are plenty of 
candidates for the runs here and men who 
with the proper training will make records for 
themselves and the school. 

D. H. Jackson's return will give Lake For- 
est a good chance for the quarter-mile, 
while he will be equally good in the shorter 
sprints. Perhaps too much attention is given 
by the students here to the runs, and this to 
the neglect and disregard of the importance 
of other lines of athletics. For instance with 
such an amount of physical development and 
skill as is required to become proficient in the 
pole vault this event has not received the at- 
tention its man}- merits and possibilities 
should command. If we hope to make the 
most of our athletics both for the individual 
contestant and for the school all branches 
should receive their proper attention. 

It was because of a lack of attention to such 
events that Lake Forest lost the triangular 
meet last jear. Let everyone take an interest 
in the work and develop suitable candidates 
for all events and there will be some hope of 
beinif successful. 

Athletic Directors Meet 

The board of directors of the athletic asso- 
ciation held a meeting- last Tuesday evening 
and transacted important business, among 
which was the election of a manager for the 
' Varsity baseball team for this spring. Kllis 
U. Graff was unanimously elected to fill the 

Following is the secretary's report of the 

Meeting of the board of directors was called 
to order by President Bridgman at 7 p. m., 
Jan. 14 in the library. The election of Will 
Jackson as football captain for '96 was reported 
and approved. Moved and seconded that a 
committee of three be appointed by the chair 
to arrange for a gymnastic entertainment to 

be held in the gymnasium; carried. A. O. 
Jackson, Jaeg'er and Wentworth were ap- 

Flection of baseball manager for season of 
'96 followed. E. U. Graff nominated. Moved 
and seconded that nominations be closed and 
secretary be instructed to cast ballot for Mr. 
Graff; carried. 

As delegates to the Western Inter-collegiate 
Association meeting to be held in Chicago 
Jan. 17 A. O. Jackson and M. Woolsey were 

The committee on the winter entertainment 
reported good progress and promised a very 
entertaining program for the students and 
general public. Meeting then adjourned. 

W. U. Halbert, Sec. 

Academy League Formed. 

The following delegates met at the Great 
Northern hotel Saturday afternoon and formed 
an academic league: Perry, Nave, Andrews 
and Schneider from Northwestern; Payne, Col- 
well, Eakins and Stagg from Chicago; Mcin- 
tosh, Professor Williams, C. Durand and Kyle 
from Lake Forest. Officers were elected as 
follows: Chairman, Nave; secretary, Payne; 
clerk, Kyle. 

The league has been formed in the interests 
of track athletics, baseball, football and ten- 
nis. A constitution and by-laws were drawn 
up and will be published later. The executive 
committee will meet next Saturday to make 
schedules and outline the spring work. At 
this meeting the president, vice-president and 
secretary and treasurer will be elected. The 
first presidency will be given to the oldest 
academy and Lake Forest is quite sure of the 
office. Northwestern will be given the vice- 
presidency and the office of secretary and 
treasurer will go to Chicago. 

Pennants will be awarded to the academy 
winning' the largest number of events. Lake 
Forest Academy is enthusiastic and will work 
hard to win the first pennant if possible. 


Excellent results are hoped for from the 
Ferry Hall basket-ball teams. The first and 
second nines have been organized and are 
practicing regularly. The members of the 
first team are: Rosalind Brown, umpire; Helen 
Thompson, captain; Ina Young, Sara Schell, 
Ruth Truax, Phcebe Copps, Margie Harbaugh, 
Nettie Metcalf, Bertha Hamilton, Georgie 
Keith. The substitutes are Mamie Burchell, 
Lila Stoddard, Rose Hogan, Isabel Trowbridge. 

The second team is made up as follows: Fan- 
nie Fowler, captain; Edna Hayes, Miriam Fol- 
lansbee, Margaret Follansbee, Edyth Mercer, 


Ethel McKinney, Marian Cummings, Margaret 
Huizinga, Sara Hospers. 

The Mitchell Hall basket-ball nine, which 
soon expects to play a match game in the 'Var- 
sity g3 T mnasiurn against the Ferry Hall team, 
is also making good progress. It is made up 
as follows: Jessamine Britton, captain; Sarah 
Williams, Marie Skinner, Jean Wood, Alice 
Keener, Mar3- Hippie, Elizabeth Torney, Flora 
McDonald. The substitutes are: Lelia Hodge, 
Martha Matzinger, Clarine Mellen, May Hen- 
derson, Olive McClenahan, Jessie Wetherhold, 
Daisy Wood. 

Western Inter-Collegiate Meeting. 
At a meeting of representatives of the Wes- 
tern Inter-collegiate Athletic Association held 
Fridaj' night at the Chicago Athletic club it 
was decided to invite the Eastern Inter-colle- 
giate Association to a dual meet, the first 
and second men of each association to be the 
contestants. Such a meet, if arranged, would 
probably be held one week after the Mott 
Haven games. A committee was appointed 
to draw up a general proposition to be sub- 
mitted to the eastern association. The execu- 
tive committee will consist of representa- 
tives of the seven schools scorins- the lars-est 

number of points at the last annual meet.- 
After a lengthy discussion it was decided to 
leave the management of the coming meet in 
the hands of a committee composed of one 
alumnus or other representative from each 
school. It is probable that the south side 
grounds will be secured again for the meet. 
The schools represented were Wisconsin, Iowa 
College, Iowa State University, Champaign, 
Chicago, Northwestern and Lake Forest. 


The committee selected to form, if possible, 
a general athletic association of all depart- 
ments of the University will hold a meeting 
soon in the city. 

It is probable that there will be another tri- 
angular indoor meet this spring. Chicago 
and Northwestern seem to desire such a meet 
and Lake Forest certainly does. Such a con- 
test is beneficial in keeping up interest and in 
breaking the monotony of the long training 
necessary for the outdoor contests. 

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O ma, I want my white duck pants 

And shirt that's negligee, 
And where've you put my old straw hat? 

It will be quite au fait. 

For I am going to attend 

The Y. P. S. C. E. 
Picnic within the Institute 

That's called the H. C. D. 

And she will wear her summer dress: 

It's green, I think, because 
She said 'twas made of nice new grass — 

No, lawn, I mean, it was. 

Give me a nickel for the swing, 

And for the fish-pond pay — 
And O, — I almost quite forgot— 

Fifteen cents for entree. 

There'll be green grass upon the floor 

Or hay that once was vert, 
And if no draft comes in the door, 

By winter's laissez faire 

We'll wander in the shady groves 

Of ancient Christmas trees 
And hold on high the parasol 

While saunt'ring at our ease. 

We'll go and take a boatride then 

How for a sail long we — 
Or anything (but summer school) 

To take awa)' our ennui. 

We'll listen as the beetles hum 

And drone Egyptian lay 
The while we use our broad palm leaves 

To scarabea way. 

We'll cool ourselves as best we may 
And in snug hammocks loll us, 

And wish 'twas cooler weather now — 
Hark— Wasn't that Aeolus? ( 


That the University of Chicago may gobble 
a good many institutions, but it can't swallow 

That one of the "Sems" is the luckiest girl for 
finding lost articles that ever came to Lake 

That Professor Eager's protege, to say noth- 
ing of the Professor himself, has been getting 
a good many puffs in the daily papers lately. 

That "Herby" Moore comes down and visits 
Lake Forest occasionally. 

That if Lake Forest boys are slow the girls 
in leap year are slower. 

That J. K. Anderson is "sporting" a new 

That the class in philosophy is having a 
hard time with Aristotle. 

That the "Cad" entertainment was very 

That the winter picnic was a success finan- 
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Volume IX. 


Number 14. 



Semblance or truth? For Semblance who that cares? 
But for the Truth should all in earnest strive, 
Would they desired it more! then should they live 

Lives all sincere, nor aim with feigned wares 

To make such mock of Heaven as Folly dares: 

For the pure spirit that makes Truth its rest 
Stands sure, and resolute, and self-possessed: 

Content to know — and leave the rest with God! 

Regardless though its deeds be 'counted "odd" 

Its thoughts maligned, its gold esteemed but dross; 
Serenely knowing it can meet no loss. 

And confident the Future shall disclose 

Gold what was tinsel deemed — or if not shown 
Here upon earth — itself to God is known. 

G. W. C. 

From a Reporter's Journal. 

June 12, 1895. 

Tomorrow I graduate and then I begin to 
fight the battles of life in earnest. It is my in- 
tention to now and then write down in this, 
my private diary, a narration of the most im- 
portant episodes in 1113' life, in order that, in 
after years, I may be able to review my strug- 
gles and victories in a way that I could not 
without the aid of some such journal. 

The question of employment for the sum- 
mer is one that has bothered me considerably. 
However, I have it settled now and the day 
after tomorrow I leave for but I am an- 

About a month ago I was pondering with 
myself how I should spend the summer. Of 
course ma wants me to sta3 r at home and not 
begin my work until fall, but I would prefer 
to earn something this summer. The battle of 
life must be commenced some time and the 
sooner, the better. 

Should I canvas for books, for World's Fair 
views? Bah! the idea of canvassing for any- 
thing was distasteful to me. Would farm life 
be better? Visions of country cream, gentle 
mild-eyed kine with plump milkmaids floated 
before me to be succeeded by a picture of my- 
self under a wide, ribbonless straw hat, pitch- 

ing hay in July. That seemed too much like 
work. I glanced at the Record on the table 
and saw this headline: 

Agents Wanted for the Chautauqua Combi- 
nation Blackboard and Writing Desk. 

Then my thoughts took a different turn. 
They did not dwell on the object in question, 
but went rather to the lake of which I had 
heard so much. For the last ten years I had 
read in the papers reports of the events hap- 
pening at the various resorts near the "Athens 
of Schoolmarms." Then an inspiration burst 
upon me. Why could not I report these 
events? I — who had been a local editor of 
The Stentor for a whole year and who was at 
the present time acting in that capacity? 
Surely that experience would assist me. Be- 
sides, reporting is an easy job; all one has to 
do is to write down the events as they happen. 
I hastily took my seat at the table and in the 
best literary style which was at my command 
offered my services to one of the Chicago 
dailies. Then I wrote a similar letter to a De- 
troit paper and then to one in Cincinnati, and 
so on until I had exhausted all the large cities 
east of the Mississippi. In about a week the 
returns came in. They were all worded about 
the same— regrets that they "could not accept 


my valuable services." However, I finally suc- 
ceeded in getting three papers— TheNew York 
Wail and Distress, the Buffalo Freight and the 
Cincinnati Questioner, and day after tomor- 
row I leave this old dormitory with its sign 
frescoed walls and telephonic steam pipes to 
begin my work at Chautauqua. 
* * * 

August 29, 1895. 

I have learned a good deal about newspa- 
pers since I last wrote in this book. I have 
learned that reporters are not machines to 
represent things as they exist. I had thought 
that they were. However, I soon learned that 
it was their duty to represent things as their 
employers wished them to be. 

I was instructed to praise certain boarding- 
houses and to revile others. I was to com- 
mend the ones that advertised in my papers 
and to criticise the others. In some cases I 
was compelled to treat the same house in dif- 
ferent ways for different papers. For instance 
in the Wail and Distress I described 1113' board- 
ing place as a colossal palace; the porch 
posts I termed as massive pillars, while the 
three-foot porch rejoiced in being called a 
broad and sweeping veranda. I wrote that the 
large and spacious bed rooms (8x5) were 
splendidly furnished (1 chair, 1 washstand 
and a single bed), while I dwelt at some length 
on the charming vista to be seen from the 

In the Freight I termed this same boarding- 
house "a tumble-down relic of the time of the 

At first I reported the meetings. I gave 
careful synopses of the lectures and did my 
best to do justice to the concerts and enter- 
tainments. The next week I received a brief 
note from each of 1113' papers, sa3'ing that they 
could not use that trash, that they wanted 
society news. 

I had seen the Philadelphia Squeeze full of 
the most sensational society gossip and with 
long lists of names of prominent people, of 
whom I had never heard. I inquired of the 
reporter of that sheet where he got all of his 
news, and he called mj' attention to the fact 
that the names mentioned in his society col- 
umns were frequentlj' names of the correspon- 
dents who, he informed me, had given him 
permission to represent them as giving small 
sailing parties and tallyho rides. His request 
to allow 1113' name to be used was granted, and 
the next week, on casually picking up a Phila- 
delphia paper, I, who had never seen Phila- 

delphia, read: "Mr. L. F. Ninety-five, a 
prominent and popular Philadelphian, gave a 
large yachting part3' to the Lakewood elite in 
his beautiful yacht, Yale." It did not exactl3- 
suit me to do such things and so I enlarged on 
the meager facts which came to my notice and 
dwelt largely in rumors. One of the most 
successful was: "It is rumored at Greenhurst 
that several engagements, which will create 
a furore at home, are about to be announced." 
This I worked, with variations, on the average 
of about once a week. There were some bright 
spots. A Northwestern student who lived at 
Buffalo gave me $5 ever}' time I mentioned his 
name. It had long been my desire to learn 
where the correspondents got their lists of 
names of visitors with which the}' filled col- 
umn after column (at the rate of $6 per col- 
umn.) This matter was explained to me when 
I observed the Associated Press "flims3" copy- 
ing names from ten-year-old Harvard and 
Princeton catalogues. 

* * * 

This season's work cured me of an3' desire I 
may have had to become a correspondent and, 
according^-, in sending these extracts from 
1113' private journal to THE STENTOR I can 
sign myself, A Reformed Reporter, '95. 


Charles M. Henderson, a member of the board 
of trustees of Lake Forest University and a 
prominent Chicago shoe dealer,died Thursday 
morning' at his home in the cit3 r . He was born 
sixty-two 3-ears ago at New Hartford, Conn., 
and in 1853 came to Chicago, where he began 
work as a clerk in the shoe store of his uncle. 
He soon started in business for himself and 
after varied fortunes founded the large boot 
and shoe establishment which now bears his 
name. Mr. Henderson was a very successful 
business man and also took an important 
part in municipal politics, being alwa3'S an 
advocate of purit3' in city government. His 
liberalit3 f , though never ostentatious, was 
very frequently shown in gifts to charity and 
he was more than most business men a lover 
of literature and science. 

The immediate cause of Mr. Henderson's 
death was hardening of the arteries of the 
brain, but he had been ailing for some time. 
He leaves a widow and three daughters to 
mourn his death. 

The funeral was held Saturda3\ President 
Coulter attended from Lake Forest. 



Wednesday of this week will see the close of 
the first semester of this school year and with 
Thursday's work will be ushered in the new 
one, which, with the exception of ten days in 
the last of March, continues uninterruptedly 
till the close of school. There will be no holi- 
day or other signs of celebration, but, confi- 
dentially, if you passed all your examinations, 
3-011 may celebrate to your heart's content in 
any way you may see fit. 

The work during- the last semester has been 
very encouraging. The classes have been of 
medium size and the attendance good, while 
the quality of the work has been above the 

In Professor Halsey's department the class 
in sociology has completed its work and an 
opportunit3" will be offered to the students to 
continue this study in a course incriminologj' 
under Professor Fradenburgh. The class in 
mediaeval history- also completed its course, 
but many will continue this study of history 
in a course in the French Revolution, which 
is open to new students as well. The English 
constitutional class continues its work 
through the rest of the jear. 

In Professor Thomas' department the work 
for the next semester will be "Studies in the 
New Testament," which is open to new stu- 
dents as well as being a continuation of last 
semester's work. 

The class in finance, under Professor Fra- 
denburgh, will continue its work this semes- 
ter in the study of "Mone.y and Banking," and 
those who have studied the histor}- of econ- 
omics will be offered a course in the princi- 
ples of thatscience.although the former course 
is not required for admission to this class. 

Among the most interesting- courses offered 
this coming semester will be that of physio- 
logical ps3'cholog3" under Professor Smith. 
This is a three-hour course and will include 
laborator}- work in connection with the text- 
book, but presupposes Course I in ps3 T cholo- 
g3 r . In the remaining two hours, Course III, 
the introduction to philosophy, is offered. An- 
other course in the histor3' of philosophy is 
offered, which presupposes Course III, men- 
tioned above. 

In Professor McNeill's department the be- 
ginning class in mathematics will continue 
its work, taking up this semester the stud3^ of 
trigonometr3 r . Special attention is called to a 
new course to be offered in descriptive geom- 
try this coming semester. 

Professor Dawson offers a course in begin- 
ning French this semester while those who 
begin that stud3' in September will continue 
their work. The other classes in higher 
French and composition will continue. 

Professor Seward will continue the begin- 
ning class in German in Course II, which is de- 
signed to give practice in rapid reading of 
eas3' German. The advanced classes will con- 
tinue their work. 

In the department of chemistn - , physics and 
biolog3' the work is continued, although this 
is the time when the class in the latter stud3' 
general^ divides, some pursuing their work 
in botan3' while others prefer zoolog3". 

In the English department advanced classes 
will continue their work while the beginning 
class in rhetoric is offered a choice of two 
courses, one in Chaucer under Professor 
Hinckle3 r and another in XIX Centur3 - prose, 
under Professor Huntington. Professor 
Hinckle3' will organize a class in Italian this 
coming semester, which is open to all stu- 

Although examinations are at their option 
most of the professors still prefer to close 
their semester's work in this manner. Classes 
in French, German. English, mathematics, 
logic, embr3olog3 r and Biblical literature will 
be examined this week, while those under 
Professors Halse3' and Fradenburgh are for- 
tunate enough to escape this ordeal. The be- 
ginning class in chemist^- having beer exam- 
ined before the holida3's will not be further 
put to test. 

Younger students are advised to choose 
their major subject as soon as possible and 
shape their courses accordingly. 


Tuesda3' evening the Universit3 _ Club met at 
the residence of Professor Stuart. Several 
town people were invited and Professor 
Stuart's brother, Professor Charles Stuart, of 
Northwestern Universit3 - , was present with 
his wife. " The paper b3 T Miss Martha Fleming, 
of Ferr3' Hall, on the education of children 
before the age of school attendance was the 
main feature of the program. Dr. McClure 
and Professor Walter Smith took part in the 
discussion which followed. Miss Burchell, of 
Ferr3 T Hall, recited "Our Sonn3," b3~ Ruth Mc- 
Ener3' Stuart, which followed ver3~ appropri- 
ate^' Miss Fleming's paper. The next meeting 
will be held at Ferry Hall. 



Did you pass your ''ex's?" 

Glee club concert, Feb. 22. 

Arthur Reid was ill several days last week. 

Are you going to try for the baseball team? 

R. L. Roberts preached at Lannon, Wis., 
last Sunday. 

Miss Hero, of Hy'de Park, visited her sister at 
Mitchell Hall Sunday. 

Professor Locy entertained his class in Em- 
biology at dinner Saturday evening. 

Buy your tickets early and secure a good 
seat for the glee club concert. 

There was an unprecedented number of call- 
ers at Ferr3' Hall Saturday evening. 

The Misses Britton and Ranstead spent 
Sunday at their home in Elgin. 

Maurice Baker was called to the city Friday 
on account of the illness of his mother. 

Miss Wilda G. Smith, of Elgin, is visiting at 
Mitchell Hall, as the guest of Miss Mary 

Lee, Keener and Kemp expect to take a spe- 
cial course in descriptive geometry under Pro- 
fessor McNeill. 

Joe Conro went to Milwaukee Friday to visit 
relatives before their intended departure for 

Lost — On Farwell's Pond, Friday, Jan. 17, a 
pair of skates. Will finder please return to J. J. 

Professor Halsey has been confined to his 
home this past week with a severe case of bron- 
chitis. He is able to be out again. 

The class in embr3'ology was examined yes- 
terda}' and will be further examined Wednes- 
day on its work of the last semester. 

The College girls are glad to welcome Miss 
Martha Matzinger, who removed last week 
from Ferry Hall to Mitchell Hall. 

The Misses Daisy and Jean Wood enjoyed a 
visit from their father, the Rev. F. M. Wood, of 
Fargo, N. D., Saturday and Sunday. 

Last Tuesday the Ferry Hall basket-ball team 
practiced in the University g3'mnasium. When 
they become accustomed to playing in this 
gymnasium the long expected match between 
Ferry Hall and Mitchell Hall will take place. 

The new baseball manager has already car- 
ried on considerable correspondence and sev- 
eral dates for the team have been secured. 

The Latin Club will be revived next semester. 
Thursday of each third week the meetings- 
will probably be held instead of Wednesdaj' of 
each alternate week, as last year. 

The damp and disagreeable weather has 
somewhat interfered with the outdoor runs 
this past week, but with better weather they 
will soon be continued. 

The class in Biblical Literature listened to 
short papers from the different members Fri- 
da3' and Monday, and today and tomorrow will 
be examined on the semester's work. 

Postal cards from the secretary of 
the faculty seem rather numerous at 
present. The "four study" men crowded the 
postoffice for three da3's in nervous expecta- 
tion before they got them. 

More care should be taken when reading or 
examining the magazines in the reading-room. 
It is not necessar3' for the leaves to be torn or 
covered with finger marks in affording you 
pleasure, and if each one would keep this in 
mind the books and papers would be more 

The STENTOR will give an entertainment for 
the benefit of its exchequer and creditors upon 
Frida3 r evening, Feb. 7, in the Durand Art Insti- 
tute. The Jessie Couthoui Concert Company 
has been engaged to give the entertainment 
and the program will be varied and of the first 
quality. The Couthoui companj' is a combina- 
tion of star performers, who are well known to 
most audiences and come here highty recom- 
mended. It is composed of Jessie Couthoui, the 
famous reader; Nellie Salome Thomas, so- 
prano; George Hubbard Wilder, flutist, and 
Lida J. Low, accompanist. Further particulars 
regarding the concert will be printed in The 
Stentor next week. Procure 3 r our seats early. 

At the meeting of the Biological Club 
Wednesday afternoon a lecture was given by 
Dr. Sho Watase, of Chicago University, on 
"Luminous Phenomena in Animals." In a his- 
torical way the lecturer spoke of the investiga- 
tions and speculations during centuries, in 
which physicists and chemists, and later,biolo- 


gists, had endeavored to discover the cause of 
luminous phenomena — commonly known as 
phosphorescence — in living organisms. The 
lecture was very interesting, taut owing to a 
lack of space a synopsis of it had to be omitted 
from The Stentor. 

At the regular months missionary meeting 
of the Young Women's Christian Association 
held Sunday afternoon, interesting talks on 
missions were given by the Rev. F. M. Wood, 
of Fargo, N. D., and the Rev. E. L. Davies. 

Ferry Hall. 

Miss Elsie Bell spent Sunday with Miss 
Edyth Mercer. 

Master Morton Hull spent Sunday with his 
sister and manj' were the social events in his 

Miss Zabriskie, Miss Pate, Miss Burchell and 
Miss Kenaga attended a part}- given by Mrs. 
Louis Austin Clarke in the city Friday even- 

Miss Florence Pride, of Evanston, and Miss 
Jessie Lindsay, of Milwaukee, taoth old Ferry 
Hall girls, visited friends Wednesday after- 

Almost everyone in Ferry Hall attended 
Miss Searles' lecture Tuesday evening. Her 
subject, "The Aesthetic Value of the Study of 
Greek," was treated in a very interesting and 
instructive manner. 

"Two receptions in one day in our honor lias 
done more to bring me to a sense of my im- 
portance than all the essays in creation," was 
the remark of one of the seniors in speaking 
to a reporter for The Stentor Saturday morn- 


Professor W. F. Palmer delivered an interest- 
ing talk at chapel last Tuesday morning«on 
the advantages of small schools and colleges. 

John Ferry's name was accidentally omitted 
from the report of the Academy play in the last 
issue of The Stentor. Mr. Ferry tock a prom- 
nent part as Mr. Yardsley, the bicycle fiend, 
whom he represented in an excellent way. 


A letter has been received from the secretary 
of the oratorical association of Chicago Uni- 
versity accepting for the debate the question 
submitted by Lake Forest and making no men- 
tion of the previous letter, in which the motion 
was made that the debate be discontinued. The 

Chicago men have not as yet made known the 
side which they will uphold, but will doubt- 
less do so shortly. 

The question is as follows: Resolved, That 
the present independent Treasury and Na- 
tional Bank systems are preferable to a bank of 
the United States, with branches in the princi- 
pal commercial centers of the country, which 
bank would be the fiscal agent of the United 
States and have the sole power of issuing 
bank notes. 


The Social Union social, which was held 
Saturday night was a great success. About 
150 people were present. Mrs. Moss read and 
the Academy mandolin club furnished mu- 

Thursday evening the Social Union will 
give an entertainment in their rooms at the 
club house. Mr. Hamilton McCormick will 
deliver a lecture on phrenology. Everyone is 
cordially invited to be present. 

Miss Harriet Durand is spending several 
days with Mrs. Arthur Holt, in Oconto, Wis. 

For the Sunday evening service at the 
church Dr. McClure chose as his subject Saint 
George, the patron saint of England. After 
relating the legend of Saint George as given 
in mythology he spoke of England as she has 
been, as she is now, and as she ought to be in 
the future. His first point was "England as a 
Colonizer." He told of the great amount of 
good England has done in the way of form- 
ing colonies in Egypt, in India and other 
parts of the world. Next he emphasized that 
she still continues her influence for good over 
all her colonies and to a great extent over the 
entire globe. His third and last point was 
that America, and we, as Americans, should 
stand up for England and that some treaty so 
binding- that it could never be broken should 
be made, which would for ever insure peace 
between the two nations. From England, Dr. 
McClure said, we derived our country; from 
her we gained the right of free thinking. Her 
heroes, such as Milton and Camden, have 
ennobled us and made us strong. Since we 
are offspring from England we, as a union, by 
declaring- war against England, would be do- 
ing a wrong equal to that of Cain in killing 
his brother Abel, for we would be undertaking 
the murder of our own race. The English 
language is fast becoming the language of 
the world, and those who speak that lan- 
guage, England and America, should be one 
and inseparable. Should we in any way bring- 
about war, we would be doing a deed worthy 
of the everlasting curse of the Almightv. 


The Stentor. 

Published every Tuesday of trie College year by THE 

lake Forest university Stentor 

Publishing company. 

S. E. GRUENSTEIN, Editor-in-Chief 

A.J. COLMAN, .-_-.. Associate Editor 


H. B. Cragin, Jr., ) 

J. K. Anderson, Jr., [ College 

Flora B. McDonald,) 

ROSE E. Hogan, - - Ferry Hall 

Dow M. FAGG, - - Academy 

Arthur Reid, Town 

M. WOOLSEY, Athletics 

R. L. Roberts, - - Alumni 

J. M. EAKINS, ------- Exchange 

George C. Rice, - Business Manager 

J. E. CARVER, - - - Advertising Manager 

Subscription Terns: For the school year, $1.50 in 
advance. Single copies, 5 cents. 

Entered at the postoffice, Lake Forest, 111., as second- 
class matter. 

Credit For College Newspaper Work. 

Although college editors have imposed 
upon them the duty of saying- a great deal, 
and though their work is the very hardest, 
they seldom speak in their own behalf and 
thej' receive no credit for what they do. 

Of all the positions a college student may 
hold none demands more attention by day and 
by night, none, perhaps, is so disagreeable, so 
dangerous and so generally undesirable as 
that of editing the college newspaper. Yet 
there is no remuneration whatever connected 
with the editorship and the only pleasant di- 
version the college newspaper man can find 
consists in telling his subordinates that they 
are "no earthly good" and sometimes — but oh 
how seldom! — listen to someone telling him 
that his policy is a very good one, that the 
paper is well edited, or words to that effect — 
blandishments which are only means to an 
end, the end being that the complimentary 
person receives compliments. In order to di- 
vert his attention from anything that may be 
pleasant the bills come piling in to the bus- 
iness manager, while the circulation remains 
down at the point where it makes the stock- 
holders shiver, especially, as in the 
case of this paper, when they think of the 
, fact that the constitution of the Stentor Pub- 
lishing Company sa3 _ s that the object of the 
corporation shall be the publication of a 
journal for pecuniary profit. 

Now, this sad tale should certainly impress 
the members of the faculty with the fact that 

the lot of The Stentor staff has not fallen in 
the most pleasant places. If it does move 
them will they not be so kind as to extend 
their sympathy in a material way and recog- 
nize the work on The Stentor by giving credit 
for it? Certainly it is deserving of credit. In the 
leading colleges of the United States work on 
the college paper counts as a stud}-. This 
should be the case at Lake Forest, and no 
doubt will be sooner or later. Our hope is that 
it may be very decidedly sooner. 

It Is an Old Story. 

The University of Chicago Weekly, a sheet 
purporting to represent the students, etc., of 
the University of Chicago, has the following 
remarks to make in its last issue: 

Many moons ago there was some agitation 
at Lake Forest University, a small school far- 
ther up the lake, about affiliation. Having re- 
called the circumstance, the paper purporting- 
to represent the students there makes its latest 
edition a University of Chicago number. 
Many thanks. Anyone here desiring copies 
may order through this office. 

Why doesn't the Weekly try to be original? 
Calling Lake Forest "a small school farther up 
the lake" is awfully old. Only last spring a 
fresh professor employed that selfsame ex- 
pression when he introduced our debaters to a 
Chicago audience, but a few hours after he 
had spoken the judges gave their decision in 
favor of Lake Forest and his professorlets 
then experienced a desire to make himself dis- 
tinctly invisible. 

That Lake Forest is not so large as the big- 
circus farther down the lake is very true. 
There isn't nearly as much mammon here ad 
in the school adjoining- the Midway Plaisance 
and we do not profit by the fluctuations in the 
price of oil; in fact we have here an old-fash- 
ioned school without millions and must rely 
entirely upon our brains for support. Many 
thanks, nevertheless, to the Chicago Weekl}'. 
And may it tell us something- new the next 

Vindication of President Adams. 

Finding fault with heads of institutions 
doesn't pay, as the critics of President J. Ken- 
dall Adams, of Wisconsin Universit}', have 
found out. The investigation of the 
charges made against the management 
of that university has resulted in 
the complete vindication of President 
Adams and has only served to strengthen the 
belief in his competency to handle its affairs. 


The charges specified that Madison was a 
"rich man's college," that there was a super- 
abundance of extravagance and prodigality 
there and that the reins of management were 
loosed' held, expenses being unnecessarily 
large, forcing students to pay more than many 
could afford. 

Perhaps these charges mayhave had some 
foundation, but the fault lay with the students 
and not the management of the university. 
We might add that the fault lay first of all 
with the wealthy parents who allow their sons 
to go to college to live in luxury, to spend 
money, wear good clothes and travel at a fast 
gait. Sucli men are found in every- college to 
a greater or less degree and it is difficult to see 
how this trouble can be remedied. That a 
greater number of such men is found at Mad- 
ison than is desirable is natural because of 
the size of the institution and the character of 
its constituency. Among those with whom 
study is a secondary- consideration and to be 
"in the swim" of primary importance it is nat- 
ural that this state of affairs leads to a reckless 
disregard for money and the value of time. 

If the people of Wisconsin do not wish their 
state university to be a targ-et for sensational 
criticisms they should see to it that their sons 
are not supported there in luxurious idleness 
to be a company of the army of the "perma- 
nently unemployed." 

Prepare for the Debate. 

In the debate with the University of Chi- 
cago, which will take place in Lake Forest in 
the early part of May, there is abundant op- 
portunity for work that is well worth while. 
The work necessary for the thorough prep- 
aration of an effective argument on such a 
question as that to be debated will be of no 
inconsiderable amount and will repay anyone 
who may undertake it even though he may not 
be one of the three finally' chosen. Everyone 
who has any- ability whatever in debating 
should not wait to be called upon to take part 
in the preliminary, but should volunteer his 
services. This is an excellent opportunity to 
show your loyalty for Lake Forest. We ruust 
not fall below the standard set by our repre- 
sentatives in last year's debate. 

Basket-ball is getting to be one of the 
leading athletic sports at many colleges and 
here at Lake Forest we owe thanks to the 
young women for introducing the game. Their 
first match game, which will soon be played 

in the gymnasium, will arouse a good deal of 
interest, and injuries, in which the victims 
glory, are becoming numerous. It might be 
well, now, for the boys to establish a team to 
play the game. There would be more interest 
than there is if everyone would be permitted to 
attend the exciting match which will take 
place between Ferry Hall and Mitchell Hall. 


"I believe I am getting rusty," said Herodo- 
tus to the reporter. "I wandered into the logic 
class by mistake yesterday, and, do you know, 
I had actually forgotten what a — a 'sillygism' 
is. I enjo3-ed my visit, however, but I don't 
understand those x's and y's that are all of 
each other and a little of something else at the 
same time. They hadn't got that far when I 
was at school. And then their suppositions 
puzzle me. Why, one man got up and asked 
the professor what would happen if he were a 
quadruped. But as for proving all men quad- 
rupeds, it didn't come within several stadia of 
what Demosthenes did when he proved to the 
satisfaction of the whole academy that Socra- 
tes was made of wax. It took the poor old fel- 
low three years to find out why it wasn't true. 

"Old Aristotle used to be pretty good at 
proving things — Tottle' the boys called him, 
but I don't believe in being familiar with the 
deceased. I have often heard him syllogizing 
to himself. 'All men are liars,' he would say, 
and that Camenes hasn't paid his tuition for 
three months, therefore I had better make him 
pay- up at once. The text-book says Aris- 
totle didn't have a good eye for figures, but it 
is mistaken. He was the stingiest old skin- 
flint I ever saw; the inside edge of his himation 
used to be inky all the time where he scribbled 
down his accounts — but then he's dead now. 

"However I am going to look over my- mem- 
oranda pretty soon and try to fool Professor 
Smith with that wax syllogism of Demos- 
thenes'. I am going to ask him, too, about the 
spiritual condition of the girl who had that 
'awful dream' at the 'Sem' last week." 


Golden clouds of the sunset west 

Turned wan and gray; 
Quivering grass that the wind had pressed, 
And quivering, smiled, when the sun caressed, 

Low and sorrowing lay. 
Flowers saddened, and closing-, sighed 

When the day died. 

— Welleslev Maarazine. 


$ Athletic News. $ 

University Athletic Association Being Formed. 

Delegates from all the departments of the 
University met at the Sherman House Satur- 
da} r to take steps toward forming' a general 
athletic association of all departments. The 
different schools of the University were repre- 
sented as follows: Undergraduate — Professor 
W. H. Williams, A. O. Jackson, George C. Rice-, 
Rush Medical— S. O. Duncan, W. D. McNary; 
Chicago College of Law— M. C. Coffeen, E. U 
Henry; Dental College— M. E. Hopkins, J. A 
Donald, G. B. Bunyan. 

The committee, which will have authority to 
form such an association, will meet in a few 
days at the call of the chairman, when it is 
hoped that the different departments will be 
more authoritatively represented. It was deci- 
ded to have an inter-department field day one 
week before the triangular meet, and the win- 
ners of the former are to represent Lake Forest 
in this annual contest. This field day will 
probably be held in the city. 

The movement is the outcome of the Rush- 
Lake Forest combination in football last fall 
and has special reference to track athletics. 
That there are many first class athletes in the 
professional departments has been recognized 
for some time, but how to bring these men to- 
gether so that their united strength would be- 
come effective, has been a problem difficult of 
solution. Since, however, the interest in track 
athletics has become so great and the oppor- 
tunities have been given for athletes in the 
west to win fame on the cinder path it was 
thought that the way was clear for forming a 
general association of all departments. 

Notice to Baseball Men. 
All candidates for positions on the 'Varsity 
baseball team are requested to meet in the 
gymnasium to-morrow at 1 o'clock p. m. 

By order of Captain. 

Captain Jackson on Athletic Prospects. 
It is now the season when it behooves us to 
cast about and figure what our prospects in 
track and field athletics are for the coming 
spring. On the whole our strength as com- 
pared with that of our two rivals, Chicago and 
Northwestern, is about equal to last >'ear's. 
But last year in our work as a team there were 
g-laring weaknesses, and those weaknesses 
lay in our inability to make a showing in the 

field events. For instance, in the running 
broad jump, the shot put and pole vault we 
didn't have a man who could get a place. 

Now these are wants to which we should in 
the coming campaign give our attention. 
There are doubtless men in school who could 
develop into very creditable performers in 
the events mentioned, and these are the men 
whom we wish to see get out and work. A 
dual indoor meet will probably be arranged 
with Chicago for some time before the spring 
vacation, and possibly a similar meet with 
Northwestern; therefore if we are to make a 
showing in these contests it is imperative 
that active work be commenced immediately 
upon the opening of the new semester. A 
call for candidates will be issued during the 
present week. It might be well to take a brief 
survey of the material we have on hand, to 
which we hope valuable additions may be 

In the two dashes and the quarter we have 
Reid, Newton, Jaeger, D. H., W. and A. O.Jack- 
son. Of the new men Jamieson has been prom- 
inently mentioned for the short dash. In the 
long runs there are Cragin, Rice, Anderson, 
A. O. and J. J. Jackson. Some new men for 
these distances are Smile}-, the captain of the 
Academy track team, Alcott, of the College, 
and Wood, of the Academy. 

In the mile walk Rheingans showed good 
form two years ago but last year refused to 
train. In the hurdles the only man in sight 
is J. J. Jackson. In the western championship 
meet in August he showed splendid form in 
the high hurdles, running second to Clark, of 
Champaign. Jackson however is weak in top- 
ping the low timbers. 

In the bicycling we have never made any 
showing, owing, doubtless, to the difficulties 
in the way of training which wheelmen have 
to contend with out here. Still we have a num- 
ber of strong riders, among them J. A. Ander- 
son, Campbell, Rumsfeldt and Pratt. 

In the field events we have a point winner in 
Woolsey in the hammer throw. Casey was 
showing good form at this game at the close 
of last year, and during the coming season 
should give a good account of himself. 
George Lee is also a promising candidate. 

In the shot put we are extremely weak and 
in this department our cry is "Man wanted." 
Reid is a point winner in the high jump. 
Although Reid jumps well yet his form is 
poor, and if this fault can be remedied, exten- 
sions will have to be built on the jumping 
standards. Wood and Anderson also promise 

In the broad jump we are weak. Reid and 
Jaeger both lack form in jumping although 
they have enough speed. Hossack may de- 
velop into a splendid man as he displayed 
stiperb form in the Academy field-da}' last 
year, the only time he has jumped; he has, 
however, to get up some speed. 

All of the men who vaulted for us last year 


are out of school, so some new man must be 
worked up for this event. Alcott has the best 
build for the game but is inclined to try for 
the runs. 

From the above survey it is possible to 
acertain our weak points and to remedy 
these should be our constant effort between 
now and the date of the triangular meet. 
A. O. Jackson, Captain. 

Academy Athletic Election. 
Friday morning the athletic association of 
the Academy held a meeting and elected Pro- 
fessor Williams, R. B. Kyle and A. T. Mcin- 
tosh to represent the students at the next 
meeting of the new academic triangular 
league. Professor Williams has also been 
elected president of the league. FortheAcad- 
emj' baseball nine Garrett was chosen captain 
for the coming season and Smile} - was elected 
captain of the track team. 


The meeting of Zeta Epsilon Friday even- 
ing was a very interesting one. Eakins ren- 
dered an excellent solo and talked on the "In- 
troduction of Business," basing- his remarks 
on Roberts' Rules of Order. Stoops' ora- 
tion on "The True Basis of Citizenship" was 
very well written and delivered. A declama- 
tion entitled "Fame" was given by Ramsey, 
and after an essay by Hubachek there was a 
discussion of the Armenian question. Angus 
and Anderson upheld the opinion that the 
United States should actively- interfere to stop 
the Turkish atrocities; Williamson and Camp- 
bell took the negative. The decision was in 
favor of the latter. 

Society spirit in the Academy is again be- 
ginning to show itself and the approaching 
contest is arousing a great deal of enthusiasm 
among the members of Gamma Sigma andTri 
Kappa. The first preliminary contest for the 
purpose of choosing the contestants for the 
final fray in April, at which Mr. Charles S. 
Holt awards the medals and banquet, was held 
Wednesday in the Gamma Sigma hall. As a 
result Cornelius Betten and Frank Ferry will 
represent the society in declamation. A num- 
ber of the society alumni from the College 
attended the preliminary. 

The program in the Athenaean Literary Soci- 
ety next Friday evening will be as follows: 
Original story, E. R. Brown; book review, Mor- 
ris; essay, M. K. Baker; talk, Woolsey. The 

question for debate is: Resolved, That politics 
should be removed from county and municipal 
elections. Affirmative, Wentworth; negative, 

5fc * + 

Instead of the freshman program, which was 
announced for Friday evening- in the Aletheian 
Society, an impromptu program was given. 
Freshman evening has been postponed to Jan. 


Sportsmen of Lake Forest should seize dread 
implements of warfare at once. They need 
their guns, pistols, revolvers, slingshots, pea- 
shooters, etc. A dread wolf has made its ap- 
pearance within the corporate limits of Lake 
Forest and has been dodging stray bullets for 
a week. It has been seen several times near 
the links of the golf club and was shot at but 
missed among others, by John E. Kemp, a Col- 
lege freshman. According to the descriptions 
furnished by those who report having caught 
sight of this remnant of the time when Lake 
Forest was in a barbarous condition, it is a 
wild, gaunt, shaggy, untamed, prowling beast, 
and should certainly not be tolerated so near 
the center of education in the west. The crowd 
bent on the extermination of this dread w T olf 
is growing larger. Think of the glory he will 
have who shoots the monster! The news of its 
death will keep the w T ires hot for hours, the 
dailies of the land will have the news, reading 
somewhat like this: 

Lake Forest, Jan. 32, 1S96. 

Pete Hunks shot a wolf here today. It meas- 
ured seven feet from tip to tip. This is the 
first wolf seen in these parts for many years. 

And then it will be stuffed and placed in 
the Lake Forest museum and there will ap- 
pear a series of affidavits something like this: 

I shot this wolf— P. (his t+ mark) Hunks. I 
seen him — B. Jonson. Me too — F. R. Smith. 
This is the wolf— Thos. M. Pate, Notary. I 
give him $10— J. P. Altgeld. 

Doesn't that fire the zeal of, strike fire from 
the flintlock of, and, in short, enthuse each and 
every sportsman, real or assumed, in this 
burgh? And last, yes lastly, think of the 
bounty! Ten dollars — enough to pay your 
subscription to The Stextor, buy enough 
ammunition to kill a hundred wolves, attend 
the glee club concert — and so on ad infinitum. 

Arise, ye Goths, and keep the wolf from the 
door. Who'll be the first to kill him? There'll 
be enough afterward to say, "I wish I'd a did 




Saturday afternoon the Lambda Phi frater- 
nity received its friends for the first time at 
Willow Terrace. The hours were from 2:30 un- 
til 1 o'clock and from 1 to 5:30. 

The fraternity house was beautifully decora- 
ted with cardinal bunting and palms, and red 
carnations were plentifully- distributed. Mrs. 
and Miss Wood assisted the boys of Lambda 
Phi in receiving. The parlors were very attrac- 
tively furnished, and were entirely adequate 
to accommodate the large number of guests. 
Four of the boys served tea in the 
dining room, which was decorated with carna- 
tions and maiden-hair ferns. 

Among the guests were many of the town 
people, a number of young women from the 
Seminary and Mitchell Hall, a few visitors 
from abroad and the boys of the College and 

Judging- from its opening reception the 
Lambda Phi fraternity has before it a bright 
f uture as a social factor in Lake Forest. 

* * * 

Upon Friday evening the senior classes of all 
three departments were invited over to the 
home of Mr. C. E. Latimer to pass a few hours 
sociall3 T . The event was an informal musicale. ' 
Every guest present represented and imper- 
sonated a certain song, being dressed in a cos- 
tume which would suggest the selection. Some 
of the most noticeable costumes were those of 
Messrs. A. O. & D. H. Jackson, who were dressed 
to represent "The Two Grenadiers;" Miss Ros- 
alind Brown, who represented "The Evening 
Star," and Mr. and Mrs. Torney, who acted as 
"Jack and Jill." All present were busied in 
guessing who everybody else represented. 
Miss Lita Stoddard guessed the largest number 

During the evening Miss Helen Thompson 
and Miss Haugan, the latter from Chicago, 
favored the audience with solos. 

Dainty refreshments were then served and 
the company broke up after an evening that 
was most pleasantly spent. 

* * * 

One of the pleasantest affairs on the social 
calendar of the Ferry Hall seniors was the 
afternoon tea given by Dr. and Mrs. James G. 
K. McClure at "The Manse" Friday afternoon 
from i until (3 o'clock. 

A large number of invitations were sent out 
to members of the faculty and to friends in 
town. Mrs. McClure received the guests as 

they arrived. Miss Florence Durand, Miss 
Grace Reid, Miss Ellen Holt, Miss Mary Stanley 
and Miss Minnie Rumsey presided at the differ- 
ent refreshment tables. The tea was given in 
honor of the Ferry Hall class of '96 and was 
greatly enjoyed b3' all who attended. 


The next supper of the Chicago-Lake Forest 
Club will be held at the Y. M. C. A. restaurant 
Monday evening, Feb. 3, at 6 o'clock. It is ex- 
pected that all old Lake Forest students will 
arrange to be present, if possible. 

Mrs. John T. Moffit, who was known at Ferry 
Hall as Winifred Hecht, lives in Tipton, la., 
where her husband is a prominent lawyer. 

Ex-'92— The Rev. N. B. W. Gallwey gave a 
rousing talk at the monthly banquet of the 
Men's Club of the Austin Presbyterian Church 
last Friday. 


[We invite all members of the University 
to contribute communications, but we are not 
responsible for the sentiments expressed.] 

Editor of The Stentor: Cannot something 
be done to make the walk over the fill easier 
to the foot-traveler? One plank is not wide 
enough for two pedestrians to pass each other, 
and the result is that one of thein steps off into 
the mud. The roadway is extremely narrow 
besides, and one false step might send the 
luckless passenger to the bottom of the ra- 
vine. As Plutarch said of the pass at Ther- 
mopylae, "Facilis descensus Averno." 

Bride in June. 



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Tablets and Stationery. 

MESSRS. WRIGHT, KAY & CO., Detroit, 

Are the largest Manufacturers of 
College Badges in this Country. 

Fraternity Pins, Fraternity Jewelry, 
Fraternity Stationery. 

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Volume IX. 


Number 15. 

Tib® Tribute ©f Prosto* 

r /| HE rose, retired within the stem, 

^» Was dreaming of the spring to come; 

The South wind's band of harp and lute 

Was changed for Winter's fife and drum; 
The barns had golden bread to hoard, 

The blue was fainter in the skies; 
Jack Frost turned over in his sleep, 

Muttered, arose, and rubbed his eyes. 

His fingers gripped an icy rod, 

And out into the road he stepped; 
At once from all excited stars 

Their brightest salutations leapt. 
Within the wood he roared a song 

That startled oak and beech, I trow, 
And there it stayed, a ballad writ 

In rimy notes upon the bough. 

He pinched the berry in the hedge, 

He nipped the spider in his lure; 
On many a window-pane he set 

His fine and flowing signature ; 
But when my nesting Love was spied 

He labored at a rare device, 
And fondly treasured on the glass 

His breath in daffodils of ice. 
♦From the Chap-Book, by permission of Stone &c Kimball. 

" Das Schcene Wien." 

Without the frivolity of Paris, or the aus- 
terity of Berlin, Vienna ranks as one of the 
finest capitals in Europe. For centuries she 
has sustained a place of prominence in letters 
and art; but with all her past glory and pres- 
ent splendor, her star is in the descendant, 
while that of her hated northern rival, Berlin, 
is surely mounting the empyrean. Some of 
the old animosities yet rankle in the hearts of 
the sturdy Austrians, and though thirty years 
have passed since Austria's crushing defeat, 
and though thirty years have wiped out many 
bitter remembrances and stilled many venge- 
ful hearts, there are yet gray-haired veterans, 
survivors of those fields of carnage, whose 
venomous hatred for Prussia has been soften- 
ed neither by time nor circumstance. Austria 
has sunk to an inferior level as a power, but 
her bravery as a nation is indisputable. The 
Bohemians and Hungarians especially are 
fearless, and morally invincible in war. The 
following incident told to me is highly illus- 
trative of Hungarian fortitude, and indiffer- 
ence to pain. Great preparations were being 
made by both Austrians and Prussians for a 
decisive battle. All available troops were con- 
centrated, and then came the clash. The 

Prussians fought with great skill and vigor; 
the Austrians struggled like demons, but when 
night closed over the bloody scene, like a pall 
over the fallen dead, Prussia had won. That 
night a man on horseback slowly rode through 
a neighboring city. He was a Hungarian. 
One side of his face was cut open to the bone, 
from mouth to ear, but in the other side of his 
mouth was a lighted cigar which he compla- 
cently puffed. It was such men as this that 
could for sixteen years, armed only with 
scythes and other such rude weapons, resist a 
powerful enemy. 

Having passed two custom houses in Aus- 
tria, I congratulated myself that I was through 
with revenue officers, at least in that country; 
but I found on arriving in Vienna that I must 
again open my baggage for the inspection of 
the local custom house, which imposes small 
tax on things brought in from the provinces. 
With but little delay I got the necessary 
legend, "revidirt," affixed to my luggage, and 
straightway offered myself up as a hostage to 
the insatiable coachman, and the irrepressi- 
ble hotel clerk. These expressions are pecu- 
liarly relevant in Vienna. The greatest feat- 
tires about the hotels in Vienna are the bills. 


You are charged for service in your little (?) 
account under about fourteen different syn- 
onyms, and in about three languages. It usu- 
ally makes little difference whether you pay 
for your room, and what you eat, or not; but 
you must pay for all service. The other mat- 
ter is very insignificant, and such charges are 
only put into your account to make even "gul- 
den. " 

The tipping feature is another notable insti- 
tution. You are expected to tip the whole 
personnel of the hotel where you are stopping; 
and if you are troubled with aphasia for such 
things you will be reminded, you may be 
sure, of the "trink-geld," as it is called. When 
the traveler gets out of his compartment in 
the train with any hand baggage there is a 
wild scramble among the porters around the 
station who run to your assistance. If you 
are a stranger to such amenities, you may be 
tempted to run, believing that you are about 
to be mobbed or that you will suffer some vio- 
lence. On the other hand, you may, under 
some circumstances, be led to believe that you 
have been mistaken for some member of roy- 
alty; but you are soon set aright, and you 
may sometimes consider yourself fortunate if 
you do not know the German language. 

Everyone has heard of the "Beautiful Blue 
Danube," but when you see the river that 
claims that musical appellation you will 
think that a man with as much imagination 
as Johann Strauss should either have written 
poetry or had delusions. The color of the 
beautiful blue Danube is a most entrancing 
dark-brown. This discrepancy between the 
fancy and the reality is easily accounted for 
when are remembered the propensities of mu- 
sicians and some prevalent European cus- 

I went out to SchcEnbrunn, the imperial 
residence, one morning on one of those ever- 
lasting Vienna horsecars. These large cities 
are without such modern conveniences as are 
found in every prosperous American city. 
Vienna has no electric or cable cars. She has 
no electric street lights/* and even in such 
hotels as the Metropole candles are burred 
instead of gas or instead of employing elec- 

Schoenbrunn consists of a colossal mansion 
richly garnished within, and is situated in a 
large park, in which avenues are laid out, on 
either side of which are trees trimmed in such 
a manner as to give the effect of solid walls. 

Like Berlin, and all other German cities of 
any considerable size, Vienna has a fine pub- 

lic park, the "Volksgarten," which is adorned 
with several works of art in sculpture. I vis- 
ited the ro3'al museum which is one of the 
finest in the world. The building excels that 
of the British Museum, but the collections are 
not so valuable by far. I also visited the 
"Kaiserlich Kcenigliche Hof Gallerie," which 
contains some of the best works of art in Eu- 
rope. Angelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Correggio, 
Rembrandt, Snyder, Van Dyke, Rubens and 
others of the great schools are represented 

Besides her famous art gallery, museums, 
parks, theatres, hotels, and streets, among 
which "Die Ringstrasse" and "Der Prater" are 
especially deserving of mention, Vienna has 
at least one very notable church, St. Stephen's 
Cathedral, whose tower rises gracefully above 
the whole city. Not so rich as St. Peter's, nor 
so large as St. Paul's, St. Stephen's, hearsing 
its canonized bones, yet stands among the pa- 
triarchs of churches not the least. 

Before leaving Vienna I went down into the 
imperial crypt. I saw there among the great 
number of metallic caskets which rest on the 
bare floor two sarcophagi lying side by side 
which contain the bodies of two men of very 
recent time. One was the body of Maximilian, 
who was appointed by Napoleon III, emperor 
of Mexico, and who was executed, as history 
has it, but who was in reality murdered by a 
band of outlaws. Maximilian was universally 
respected as a man, and when the means for 
escape from death by flight were offered to 
him he refused to save his life. 

The other body was that of the ill-starred 
Prince Rudolf, whose mysterious death is yet 
fresh in the minds of all. The Hapsburgs 
have been an unfortunate house, and it now 
seems doomed to extinction. The reigning 
family in Austria is very popular because of 
its democracy. Franz Joseph is the most pop- 
ular sovereign in Europe. Rudolf, as well as 
Maximilian, was a great favorite with the peo- 
ple. Maximilian's death cast a great gloom 
over all of Austria, and his wife, Charlotte, 
who is yet living, and who was the daughter 
of the Belgian king, became after Maximilian's 
death, violently, and hopelesslyinsane. 


Miss Helen Gould has given to Vassar Col- 
lege the sum of $8000 to establish a scholarship 
in memory of her mother. 

Harvard has the largest university library 
in the United States, the second largest being 
that of the University of Chicago. 



There was a commotion in the Academy 
yesterday when it became known that four 
students had been asked to leave. Howard D. 
Casey, J. H. Rumsfeldt, George A. Burchell 
and G. J. Lang- had been suspended indefinite- 
ly, and the report had it that the cases of 
other students were before the faculty for con- 
sideration. The four suspended became im- 
mediately the subject of conversation and by 
the time they were read3 T to leave for the 12:28 
train with their trunks packed, the other stu- 
dents, regardless of class, gathered together 
and marched in a body to the station with the 
four. Enthusiasm was at white heat and 
when the station was reached the four suspen- 
ded students had been persuaded to return to 
the Academy to await the result of a call on 
Principal Charles A. Smith to have them rein- 
stated. It had been agreed that all of the stu- 
dents would leave the Academy if their unani- 
mous petition should be disregarded by Prin- 
cipal Smith. 

The body- of about sixty accordingly return- 
ed and a committee of three, composed of J. R. 
Henderson, John S. Miller and W. F. Baylies 
waited on the principal, who was at dinner. 

"We demand that Casey, Rumsfeldt, and 
Burchell be reinstated," said Henderson 
as chairman of the committee. "If the}' are 
not, here are fifty men who leave the Academy 

"Very well, sir. Good bye," said the princi- 
pal. And then the committee withdrew and 
the ill-success of the interview was made 
known to the crowd. Trunks were opened and 
all yesterday afternoon the students were 
bus} 7 packing up and twenty-one boys left on 
the 5:11 train. 

The four suspended were so dealt with 
for different causes, one of them being accus- 
ed of disrespect to a master, and another of 
general disregard of regulations. 

Saturday night there was a pillow fight in 
one of the dormitories aud this was passed by 
without reprimand, but when the students be- 
gan to have a concert in one of the rooms 
Sunday evening Professor W. F. Brewer, of the 
department of English literature, whose room 
is in the same building, came and knocked at 
the door. It is claimed that the noise within 
was so great that the students did not hear 
him. and this they claim only aggravated their 
offense in his mind. When he finally succeeded 
in making them hear he gave thern each five 
demerits and dispersed the crowd. When he 

announced that they were each given five de- 
merits,two of the boys raised a laugh and he im- 
mediately gave them each three more demerits 
and likewise two more for the student in whose 
room the meeting was being held. This was 
practically the culmination of a series of insub- 
ordinations of greater or less degree. In the 
morning when the students gathered for the 
regular chapel exercises in Reid Hall a spirit 
of rebellion was only too evident. The songs 
became solos by the faculty, and the professor 
who led the responsive reading read it alone. 
As the studentsfiled out they hissed, and les- 
sons were not a success. 

Principal Smith, when interviewed, said that 
they were only the culmination of a course of 
little insubordinations and insults to masters. 
"It was a simple matter of school regula- 
tions," he said, "and it is only because these 
occurred atone time that it is at all unusual. 
In one case the boy had gone off three times 
to Waukegan against orders. Another had re- 
peatedly made insulting remarks to one cf the 
masters. And they all had been more or less 
defiant. The} - had also neglected to make up 
absences and required work. They were ex- 
cellent fellows in all other respects and it is 
much to be regretted that anything of the sort 
should have occurred." 

Although the students acknowledge that 
they have at times been disrespectful, and in 
fact do not defend Lang, they claim it was 
to one master alone, that he had repeatedly an- 
tagonized them by petty acts of oppression and 
that his attitude toward iliem invited insult. 
With regard to broken regulations they say 
these breaches all rose from the same source — 
injustice and oppression. Several boys came 
back a few days late after the Christmas vaca- 
tion and they were required to make it up by 
sacrificing their Wednesday and Saturday 
afternoon recesses. They considered six days 
a week work an imposition and did not report. 
They say that they would rather go than be 
obliged to endure the oppression of one of the 
masters without hitting back. There is con- 
siderable sunrise expressed that these four 
were singled out from the rest, and there are 
others, it is said, equally "insubordinate." 

Howard Casey, one of the students suspend- 
ed, said: "We were justified in what we did. 
We were sent home on general principles. The 
faculty wouldn't let me go to church, and all 
we did was to have a little celebration Sunday 
evening singing and giving a concert." 

Today the regular work is going on in the 
Academy, although the number of students is 
not large owing to the small exodus yester- 
day. The return of those who left and a patch- 
ing up of the difficulty is expected to be a mat- 
ter of but a short time. 


George Rice's father visited him last week. 

Which class will be the first to have a sleigh- 

E. K. Vance, '95, came to Lake Forest on a visit 
to his brother Sunday. 

Tickets for the Jessie Couthoui entertain- 
ment cost onlv fifty cents. 

Jessie Couthoui Concert Company at the Art 
Institute Friday evening. 

Glee Club concert and promenade Feb 22. 
Secure your seats early. 

Miss Josephine Hazelton spent Sunday at 
her home in Forest Glen. 

Mrs. Hodge, of Boone, Iowa, visited her 
daughter at Mitchell Hall Saturday. 

Miss Daisy Bell, of Elgin, arrived at Mitchell 
Hall last week. She has entered the freshman 

Remember the STENTOR entertainment Fri- 
day evening of this week at the Durand Art 

Miss Anna Hero on account of ill health 
has been compelled to return home for the 
remainder of the year. 

Arrangements are being made for a dual in- 
door athletic meet with the University of Chi- 
cago in the near future. 

The College library- will be open all da}', 
hereafter, for the benefit of the XIX century 
prose class. 

Pofessor Halsey's class in French Revolu- 
tion is unusually large this year; about forty 
have decided to join it. 

H. C. Millington has heard the Jessie Couth- 
oui company and he says that they will give 
an excellent entertainment. 

Professor Dawson says that Jessie Couthoui 
was studying in France when he was there 
and that she has a wide reputation as an elo- 

From Thursday until Monday the chemical 
laboratory' was shut up for repairs and the 
experimental work of the new semester will 
begin today. 

John J. Jackson, president of the freshman 
class and business manager of the Commence- 
ment Bulletin, started for Wilmington today 
on a fortnight's vacation. 

Owing to the illness of Mr. Hinckley, who has 
been confined to his room during the past 
week by an attack of nervous prostration, the 
rhetoric class escaped the terrors of a final ex- 
amination Wednesday morning. Mr. Hinck- 
ley's recovery is gladly recorded. 

The telephone exchange has been removed 
to the rear of Hogue's drug store, where pri- 
vate booths and a long distance telephone fa- 
cilitate connection with Chicago and other 

Benjamin F. Hill left the College at the close 
of the semester owing to the illness of his 
father. He will remain at his home in Ameri- 
cus, Kan., until next fall, when he expects to 
enter Yale. 

A report spread around town Wednesday 
that Mr. Weaver had bagged our wolf, but 
when hunted down the report proved incor- 
rect. He did not even succeed in getting a 
shot at the animal. 

No sooner had the news of Lake Forest's 
wolf reached Texas, than a dispatch from San 
Antonio was received stating that a her 1 of 
wild buffalo had been seen near the Rio 
Grande border. Texas is up to date but 
where are the rest of the states? Isn't it about 
time to find a live stegosaurus? And is l t it 
time for some mariner to see the sea ser; ent 

Special arrangements have been made by 
the athletic committee of the faculty to give the 
baseball men more time for practicing in the 
g-ymnasium. The hours now scheduled seem 
to be the best possible to meet all needs. At- 
tention is called to the new schedule which is 
posted on the bulletin board. 

There is no doubt that many of the young 
women of Mitchell Hall were extremely glad 
at the close of the semester and the accom- 
panying- examinations. Evidence to this nature 
was given by the display of fire- works which 
brought forth much applause from the Col- 
lege boys. 

Last Wednesday evening- at 9:30 o'clock a 
number of Mitchell Hall girls disguised in 
masks and mackintoshes filed downstairs and 
made their way to the Aletheian hall. They 
were the girls who had carried twenty hours 
of work and who had assembled to celebrate 
the end of the semester. After feasting for 
half an hour they marched into the yard and 
gave vent to their feelings by sending- off fire- 
works and "making night hideous" with yells 
appropriate to the occasion. 

What's the matter with the tests? ■ 

Crabb has gone to attend school at Jackson- 
ville, 111. 

Maurice Baker spoke to the Tri Kappa socie- 
ty Wednesday. He urged greater interest and 
enthusiasm, and made a number of good 
points, which only remain to be put into prac- 
tice to win for Tri Kappa a glorious triumph. 


There is one less "homesick" lad in the Acad- 
emy since his sister made her appearance 
at Ferry Hall. 

The mandolin club is doing excellent work 
in rehearsals and a treat may be expected 
Feb. 22 from them. 

Two more students have been added to the 
roll. They are Kwa'ld Dierson, of Chicago, 
and Llewellyn Kinney, of Aurora. 

Dr. Haven gave a lecture in the chapel 
Thursday evening on "How to Care for Our 
Bodies." It was largely attended and much 

Interest in athletics is growing rapidly. 
Wednesday Smile}", Lee and Kennedy took a 
cross-country run of four miles, making it in 
about twenty minutes. 

The interesting game of "funnel" doubtless 
will always retain its freshness as long as 
freshmen continue to cross the threshold of 
the dormitory. The Miller men won from the 
Casey faction by a large majority last Tues- 
day evening. 

The boys living in the .Annie Durand Cot- 
tage have made a rule worth}' the attention of 
all students. It is as follows: "Anyone heard 
using profanity about the building will be 
thrown info a bath tub of cold water without 
being given an opportunity for appeal." 

Mrs. J. J. Halsey will address the young peo- 
ple of Lake Forest, Sunday, Feb. 15, in Reid 
Hall at 5 o'clock at a union meeting of all the 
christian associations and societies in Lake 
Forest. The theme of the meeting will be 
"The Work of Missions at Home and Abroad." 

A number of the students attended the Sat- 
urday evening reception at the Social Union 
club house, after which Miss Bouton invited 
the boys in for an "at home" in her cosy quar- 
ters. Miss Bouton also entertained a few of 
her dormitory friends Friday evening. It was. 
one of the evening's those present often long 
for, but which are usually "few and far be- 

Rumsfeldt, Hopkins, Baylies, Harper, Lee, 
Howe, Banta, Pratt, Hanson and Casey have 
begun training- for the bicycle races. Messrs. 
Rumsfeldt and Baylies have secured the 
agency for the following wheels: Ariel, Na- 
poleon, Meteor, Czar. Bicycle stalls have been 
placed in the basement of the Remsen Cottage 
and all bicycles will hereafter be kept there. 
The dormitory students are also clamoring for 
a place for their wheels. 

Ferry Hall. 

Mrs. Rowe, of Chicago, was the guest of Mrs. 
Hawley Thursday and Friday. 

Miss Mildred Lyon, '93, spent Thursday 
night at Ferry Hall with Miss Fleming. 

Miss Delia Stoddard is visiting her sister, 
Lita, who has been ill for the past few days. 

The seniors Tuesday evening attended the 
University Club meeting, which was a rare 
treat for them. 

Miss Hays, Miss Hinkle, Miss Corinne Cal- 
houn and Miss Helen Hays were entertained 
by Miss Alice Anderson Saturday evening. 

Ferry Hall has had no such serenade for 
months as the one Wednesday evening, and 
needless to say, it was very much enjoyed. 

Dr. Walter Smith read a very interesting 
paper on Dante's "Divine Comedy" before the 
class in general literature Friday afternoon. 

One of the girls wishes to advertise the loss 
of a Ferry Hall pin. Finder will confer a favor 
by reporting to The Stentor if it is found. 

Dr. Coulter's lecture on Yellowstone Park, 
which he delivered Thursday evening in the 
chapel, was very interesting and instructive. 

Miss Grace Welton, of the class of '91, came 
out from the city Friday evening to attend the 
part}' at Oakenwald. She spent the night with 
Miss Gertrude Pate. 

The second semester was ushered in by the 
arrival of two new girls. They are Miss Car- 
rie Denice, of Burlington, Iowa, and Miss 
Ruth Barclay, of Independence, Iowa. 

The number of visitors at Ferry Hall Satur- 
day and Sunday was unusually large last 
week. Mr. and Mrs. Hays, and Mr. and Mrs. 
Shilleto visited their daughters; Miss Pur- 
ham visited Miss Cummings, and Miss Perry 
spent the two days with Miss Paddock. 


Miss Harriet Durand has returned from 
Oconto, Wis. 

Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Dwight expect to start for 
Colorado Springs before the end of this week. 

Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Anderson entertained sev- 
eral of the Seminary girls at dinner Saturday 

A "fudge party" was given at Mr. J. K. An- 
derson's last night. A number of young peo- 
ple of the town were present. 

Thursday evening Mr. Hamilton McCormick 
lectured on "Phrenology" before the Social 
Union at their club house, and Miss Jennie 
Wood played several piano solos. 

Miss Mary Jackson returned from Monticello 
Seminary Saturday on account of illness. It 
was feared that she would have pneumonia, 
but she is again on the way to recovery. 

Madame W. H. Ferry, mother of Mrs. C. K. 
Giles, died last Monday at San Diego, Call, at 
an advanced age. She was an old Lake Forest 
resident. Her remains will not be brought 
east until next spring. 

The Art Institute met at D. R. Holt's resi- 
dence Friday evening. Mr. F. Hopkinson 
Smith gave an interesting talk on "Gondola 
Days in Venice," and Miss Brown, a friend of 
Mrs. Gorton, sang several selections. 


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year,unless the finances can be so arranged and 
the issues so reduced as to show some hope of 
being able to print the paper without constant 
loss of money and with some hope of paying 
the large debt that has been accumulated since 
The Stentor was changed from a semi- 
monthly to a weekly. 

Such, tersely stated, is the condition of 
things just now. Nearly all college enter- 
prises, wherever they may be, are losing con- 
cerns, and most of the students have been ac- 
quainted with The Stentor's troubles in the 
past. Very little, however, has been done to 
change its condition and in the opinion of the 
staff the matter has continued in its present 
state long enough. If it is impossible to pay 
old debts and to meet the expenses of publica- 
tion — and it does not seem by any means too 
probable — it is time either to make certain al- 
terations which will cheapen the paper, or, if 

that cannot be done, to drop The Stentor and 
go without a college paper-at Lake Forest. 

Although controlled by the students The 
Stentor has not been receiving the support 
it should from some of them. For instance, 
Ferry Hall, faculty and all, has only twenty- 
five subscribers and the Academy also lays 
claim to only twenty-five. The paper is not 
issued for the benefit or glorification of its 
staff and if the students do not want it, why 
not stop publication? We would like to hear 
from both students and faculty on this sub- 
ject. Meanwhile all subscribers who have not 
yet remitted their subscription fee should 
make it a point to do so at once and thereby 
contribute their mite toward tiding The Sten- 
tor over its embarrassment. At the same time 
the management will continue to do its best in 
the premises with a view toward settling mat- 
ters once for all before next fall. The most 
favorable solution of the problem, if it can be 
reached, will be that of going back to the old 
way of issuing The Stentor bi-weekly in- 
stead of weekly. This would be following the 
advice of those interested and seems the most 
plausible scheme, as Lake Forest University 
has proved itself too small to support so large 
a week^as The Stentor. 

As a small bit of assistance toward clearing 
up matters it has been decided to issue the 
woman's edition two weeks from today, thus 
giving the young women more time in which 
to prepare an excellent issue. It will be a 
double number and no doubt every reader will 
gladly accept it instead of two issues by the 
regular editors. 

Much as we regret telling our troubles to 
the public, the above statement as to the con- 
dition of affairs seemed necessary and cer- 
tainly is in place, since the students are the 
real publishers of The Stentor. 

Woman's Edition. 

Upon Feb. 18 The Stentor will place in 
the hands of its readers the most interesting 
issue of the year and perhaps of many years. 
The paper in its entiret3' will "change hands," 
every department being turned over to the 


young women of the University. It will be a 
woman's edition, written, edited and managed 
exclusively by talent in Ferry Hall and Mitch- 
ell Hall. 

In its past history The Stentor has never 
had a woman's edition and it has not 
been a very long time ago when none of 
the young women took part in the editorial 
work. But those times have passed and the 
ability of womankind even along newspaper 
lines must now be recognized. Furthermore, 
this is leap year, when the fair sex has more 
privileges than at other times. 

Judging- from the interest manifested by the 
staff which will be in charge, as well as their 
ability, wonderful things may be expected to 
appear in these columns, and it is 
safe to look for "scoops." While the regular 
staff will be taking a much needed rest the 
young women will be hard at work getting 
ready to go to press. All items intended for 
publication should be addressed to "Manag- 
ing Editress, Woman's Edition of The STEN- 
TOR, Ferry Hall," who will discriminately em- 
ploy in her labors the blue pencil and waste- 
basket. Further information cannot now be 

Certainly the young women deserve credit 
for undertaking the task of editing The Sten- 
tor, if onl3' for a week, and we can prophesy 
that our readers will be so pleased with their 
journalistic ability that they will wish The 
Stentor had nothing but woman's editions. 

Fire Protection Needed. 

At spasmodic intervals during the last few 
years the question of fire protection for the 
University property has been agitated. The 
efforts thus far made have been chiefly di- 
rected towards equipping College Hall with 
adequate means for extinguishing blazes, not 
because the other buildings are fire-proof but 
because they are better able to cope with fire 
than is the College dormitory. But noth- 
ing has been done to date, although it 
seems scarcely credible that any sane man 
can fail to see the advisability and necessity 
for taking these precautions. 

At last an opportunity has come to clinch 
the argument for fire-escapes and hand-gren- 
ades, for, had the blaze in the chemical labora- 
tory Thursday occurred just after midnight, 
the chances are that the building would have 
been destroyed and its inmates burned. A 
worse fate cannot be imagined than that of 
being burned to death, yet at present College 

Hall is as poor a "risk" as any insurance com- 
pany would like to take. 

There are improvements which could and 
should be made, which would place the stud- 
ents who sleep there in safety. If four fire- 
escapes were placed on College Hall, and two 
racks, each holding at least three hand-gren- 
ades, were set in convenient positions on each 
of the four floors and in the basement of the 
building the students would feel that the3 r can 
sleep safely in College Hall. 

The Glee Club Trip. 

Prospects for a successful glee club tour 
are very bright at present. An abundance of 
good material, a competent instructor and a 
good leader, besides the requisite amount of 
enthusiasm among the members, insure suc- 
cess for the clubs. The trip is to be made dur-" 
ing the spring vacation, the route to include 
some of the principal towns of northern Illi- 
•nois, and perhaps several places in Wisconsin 
and Indiana. 

This plan of a short trip is a move in the 
right direction, infinitely better than attempt- 
ing to cover too much territory, which would 
involve large outlays and risks. It is better to 
be sure of the size of the wallet and the amount 
of its contents than to discover, perhaps two 
hundred miles from home that the house is 
empty and the wherewithal for transporta- 
tion homeward is entirely lacking. No, boya, 
do not make the grievous error which the glee 
club of the University of Missouri did not a 
long time ago. Rather count ties than make 
known the status of your exchequer by tele- 
graph. Nor yet do as did the sweet singers of 
Northwestern a short time since, i. e., cut such 
capers on your trip as will make you the sub- 
ject of startling articles in the newspapers, 
comparing you with a variety show — but this 
is of course unnecessary advice. Lake Forest 
boys at home are Lake Forest boys abroad, 
men and gentlemen. 

'Tis a Sad State of Affairs. 

If anyone really deserves pity and sympa- 
thy it is the students of the College of Em- 
poria, Kan. Such horrible things as happen 
there are unknown in other colleges and the 
dilemma in which they are placed b3' the sinis- 
ter influence of what they term "the little 
winged archer" cannot be appreciated by 
those who have been immune from similar vis- 

Editorially, College Life, the paper repre- 


senting Emporia College, explains the situa- 
tion in this wise: 

College circles were set whirling the wrong 
way last week by the announcement of an- 
other undergraduate wedding. What can he 
done? The faculty look grave, the girls anx- 
ious, and the boys resigned. Someone has 
suggested that perhaps the little winged 
archer has a hiding place about the college 
building, where, all unseen, he lurks and 
stealthily shoots down whom he will. The 
janitors should look into the matter and if nec- 
essaiy plan a systematic raid to roust him out. 

It is no wonder that the professors look 
grave, the girls anxious, etc. The prospect of 
being shot down b>' a lurking archer is surely 
not pleasing. The suggestion of "rousting 
him out" is a good one. It might be further 
suggested that College Life request Presi- 
dent Cleveland to call out troops in Kansas 
for the purpose of stopping this thing, but it 
occurs to us on second thought that Cupid 
cannot be killed and the best thing in the end 
for the Kansas college paper is to start a mat- 
rimonial column. 


Want of punctuality at recitations is not 
only unjust to the instructor and to those 
students who are habitually prompt, but it 
shows carelessness and lack of interest on the 
part of those who almost daily enter the reci- 
tation room after the class has been called. As 
has often been said, "Punctuality is one of the 
chief lessons to be learned;" and if not learned 
at college, where? In general, it is as easy to 
be prompt as to be late. When an instructor 
is not in the classroom before the expiration 
of the five minutes allowed, the class is only 
too willing to "cut." Begin the new semester 
well b3 r resolving to be prompt and thus give 
a new impetus to all work. 


Arthur S. Reid, the efficient town editor and 
special writer of The Stentor, has ceased his 
school work and will sail for Europe in a week 
or two to remain until next fall. He will 
make the trip not only for his health and 
pleasure, but also as special European staff 
correspondent for The Stentor, to which po- 
sition he has just been appointed. His letters 
and cablegrams will be sent from Paris, where 
lie intends to stay for a few months. If the 
flying squadron on the wing should hit him 
he will at once inform The Stentor and if it 
is deemed advisable he may later on be order- 
ed to the Transvaal. Now watch these col- 
umns for the latest and most authentic war 

Thursda3^ evening at 9:45 o'clock fire broke 
T out in the chemical laboratory in the base- 
ment of College Hall and had it not been for 
the fact that the blaze was noticed in its incip- 
iency by several of the professors the building 
would probablj' be in ashes todaj', while the ' 
results might have been fatal. What the exact 
cause of the flames was is not known but it is 
supposed that by spontaneous combustion 
some oily rags and other rubbish in the labor- 
atory waste-box became ignited. 

Professor Fradenburgh was standing- on the 
porch of Professor Thomas' house when he 
noticed the flames. Together with Professor 
Thomas and Professor Huntington he ran to 
the building and by breaking a window they 
entered the laboratorj', which was filled with 
smoke. An alarm was raised in the College 
and every student immediate^' turned out 
with water. The laborator}' door was bat- 
tered down and a few buckets of water extin- 
guished the fire. First upon the scene after 
the three professors was Colwell's pitcher, fol- 
lowed by Campbell's voice, which in turn was 
followed b3' a reporter for The Stentor, who 
came to see the displa3' of heroism. 

It was exceeding^' fortunate that the blaze 
was so soon discovered as it had alread3' eaten 
its way to the ceiling, had destro3 r ed the plas- 
tering, and in a short time would have been 
almost be3'ond control. The many explosives 
in the laborator3', too, made the danger greater. 

The damage was slight, consisting of two 
broken doors, one shelf, which was burned, 
the wall which was destroyed, and a broken 
window, where Professor Thomas had entered, v 
One result of the blaze is that all who live in 
College Hall feel terror in their bones when 
the3 T think of their close call and the inade- 
quate protection against fire. Meanwhile 
Professors Thomas, Fradenburgh and Hunt- 
ington are the heroes of the hour because of 
their timel3 r and effective work, for had they 
not arrived in time the blotters in the treasur- 
er's office and the new schedules in the presi- 
dent's office would, no doubt, all have been 

Later. — As this edition goes to press it is re- 
ported that the recentty organized students' 
fire department, with Chief Woolse3 - leading, 
has just arrived on the scene of the conflagra- 
tion in response to a 4-11 alarm. 


^ „.,.,. 


Fridaj' evening of last week the members of 
Phi Pi Epsilon entertained their friends at an 
informal part3' at Oakenwald, Professor and 
Mrs. Fradenburgh kindl)' chaperoning. Al- 
though the weather was extremely disagree- 
able and the mud in the streets nearl}' knee 
deep, the house was filled with the members 
and guests and peals of laughter and music 
gave evidence of the merry-making within. 

Miss Hamilton was the winner at progres- 
sive euchre and carried awaj- a beautiful 
bunch of bridesmaid roses as a souvenir of the 
occasion. After light refreshments the tables 
were removed and the floors cleared and the 
guests enjoj-ed the remainder of the evening 

At a late hour the guests reluctantly took 
their departure after paying many compli- 
ments to their hosts for the appearance of 
their beautiful home and for the enjo3 _ able 
time which the3 r had. Miss Grace Welton, '94 
Ferry Hall, was one of the guests. 

* * * 

Those who were so fortunate as to receive 
invitations to the St. Valentine's part3 T at Ferr3' 
Hall are seeking and imploring aid from the 
muse of poetr3' in repl3 - ing to thedaint3 r invit- 
ations which were written on paper hearts and 
in ver3' pretty verse. The juniors will be the 
hostesses and the seniors and the gentlemen 
friends of both classes will be the guests at 

the part3~. 

* * * 

The Misses Reid gave a farewell dinner 
part3' to the senior class of Ferr3' Hall Satur- 
da3 7 evening. The3 T will start in about a week 
for southern Europe and expect to return next 
fall. Mr. W. R. Nash and Mr. Foster Rhea will 
be members of the partyr, but will return in 
about two months. 



Adolph Haberli, of the class of '94, who is 
now a theological student at San Francisco, 
has won a valuable essay prize, which was 
offered b3 r the Rev. D. Mackenzie, president of 
the seminar3". The subject of the essay was 
"The Mutual Relation between Philosophy- and 
Religion, Pagan and Christian." 
QThe Rev. David McAllister has accepted a 
call to Cla3'ton, Mich. 

The Yale baseball nine will have no profes- 
sional coach this year. 

Frida3' evening an entertainment of the very 
first order will be given at the Art Institute 
under the auspices of the Stentor Publishing 
Company. The Jessie Couthoui Concert Com- 
pany has been eng'aged.and judging from the 
numerous testimonials which accompanj' its 
announcement it certainl3 7 deserves patronage. 

The company consists of four star perform- 
ers, among whom is Miss Coulhoui, the cele- 
brated reader,who has won distinction and hon- 
or wherever she has appeared. Miss Couthoui 
was so honored as to be selected to read "The 
Prophecy" at the opening of the World's Fair 
in Chicago and on many other occasion has 
she brought credit to herself and to her only 
instructor, the late W. C. L3 _ rnan, of Chicago. 
The other members of the company are Miss 
Nellie Salome Thomas, soloist, whose clear 
and flexible voice has brought her great dis- 
tinction; George Hubbard Wilder, flutist, 
whose performances in nearly ever3* New Eng- 
land state have won for him the highest praise 
both from his audiences and from the press; 
and Miss Lida J. Low, accompanist. 

Weather permitting there is no reason why 
a large audience should not fill the Art Insti- 
tute on this occasion and The STEXTOR guar- 
antees its friends and patrons an evening's 
entertainment which will amply repa3' time 
and expense besides contributing to a worthy 


Few perhaps in the Universit3' are aware of 
the honor that has been bestowed upon a 
student through the appointment b3" the Un- 
ion League Club of Chicago of Ellis U. Graff 
as orator on Washington's birthda3'to address 
the Englewood High School. It is the custom 
of the club to appoint men from various insti- 
tutions in the counti-3- to deliver orations at 
the public schools in and about Chicago. The 
limits this 3 _ ear have been extended as far as 

Mr. Graff is one of the best, if not the best 
orator in the College and was winner of the 
junior oratorical contest in '94. He is well able 
to bring credit both to himself and to Lake 
Forest at the coming occasion. 

Mr. Graff has chosen for his subject "The 
Ideal Citizen." From now until Feb. 22 he will 
devote considerable of his time to preparing 
an oration, and with the inspiring sentiments 
therein contained he will endeavor to instil 



patriotism into the hearts of the youthful 
Americans of the high school. 

All the traveling and other expenses will be 
paid by the club and Mr. Graff has been invited 
to be present at a banquet of the club mem- 
bers and their friends in the evening. 


After the customary opening exercises in 
the Aletheian Society Friday evening the pro- 
gram was in the hands of the freshmen. In- 
stead of the usual literary exercises a feast 
had been prepared for the members. After 
the refreshments had been served the follow- 
ing toasts were given, Miss Jean Wood acting 
as toastmistress: Upper Classmen, Miss Rog- 
ers; Leap Year and its Possibilities, Josephine 
Byllesby; "A Babe in the House is a Well- 
Spring of Pleasure," Miriam McNitt; "O, what 
a Thing is Love," Jessamine Britton; The Fac- 
ulty, Flora McDonald. 

Upon Friday evening, Feb. 28, the three 
literary societies of the College will hold their 
annual union meeting. The following pro- 
gram will be given: Piano solo, S. E. Gruen- 
stein; poem, Josephine Hazelton; talk, H. G. 
Timberlake; music, ladies' quartet; piano solo, 
R. B. Campbell; essay, J. A. Torney; farce, 
Janet Ranstead, H. B. Cragin and J. J. Price. 

An original story by Carl S. Rankin, a dec- 
lamation entitled "The Multiplex Tar," by J. K. 
Anderson, Jr., and the debate on arbitration 
between Great Britain and the United States 
were the chief features of the program at the 
Friday evening meeting of Zeta Epsilon. 

* * * 

The Gamma Sigma Society of the Academy 
will have an interesting meeting next Wednes- 
day. Messrs. Ferry and Lawson will debate 
this question :"Are Trades Unions a Benefit to 
the Workingman?" The winner of the debate 
will represent the society in the annual con- 

Tri Kappa's preliminary contest in declama- 
tion will beheld in the chapel tomorrow morn- 
ing. Much hard work has been done in prep- 
aration for this contest. It is expected to be 
very close between Yaggy and Foster for first 
place and Guthrie, Larned, Kennedy, McWil- 
liams and Anderson for second place. 

* * * 

The program for Friday in Athenian is as 
follows: Reading, E. U. Graff; talk, Timber- 

lake; essay, Condit; speech, Roberts; debate — 
Resolved, That German}' is Justifiable in Her 
Recent Action in the Transvaal Question — af- 
firmative, Cragin; negative, W.A.Graff. 
* * * 
Invitations are out for the open meeting to 
be given in Aletheian Society Valentine's eve- 
ning b} 7 the juniors and seniors. 

The AthenEean Society did not hold its week- 
ly meeting last Friday. 



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Tablets and Stationery. 

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Are the largest Manufacturers of 
College Badges in this Country. 

Fraternity Pins, Fraternity Jewelry, 
Fraternity Stationery. 

Samples sent upon application through your 






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Friday Evening, Feb. 7. 

Tickets, 50 and 75 Cents. 


Volume IX. 


Number 16: 

A i\®m^l€.Wd P\W&4®tyo 


/IDathematic maiden mine, 

Say you'll be nay Valentine! 

We'll go to see in a snug' little bark 

That will ride the waves like Noah's ''arc." 

We'll visit the "planes" and the "pyramids" too; 
And then the place where the first "cone" grew. 
We'll go to the "zone" of the "variable" breeze, 
And "angle" for fish in the summer seas. 

All over the "sphere" we together will roam. 
And wherever you like we will make our home. 
Your fingers fair no work shall stain, 
For servants three we'll take in our train. 

Two little handmaids shall go along — 
"Poll}' Hedron" and "Polly Gon;" 
While "Theo Rem" our cook shall be. 
And make our "pi" by the "rule of three." 

If my "hypothesis" is correct, 
My heart and hand you will not reject; 
And the happiest man in the world will be 
Yours ever and only 

Q. E. D. 


fl'HIi name by which the inhabitants of Tur- 
*» key love to call their beautiful metropolis 
is "Dere-i-Saadet," or "Gate of FelicityV' but to 
us who have been reading in the papers and 
magazines this winter the awful tale of out- 
rage and suffering through the empire of the 
sultan and of the reign of terror in his capital, 
it seems a strange misnomer. It is, never- 
theless, a relief to turn from this fearful 
panorama of oppression, persecution and 
blojdshed, and to glance now and then at the 
pleasanter pictures which charm the eye of 
ever} - traveler and are so dear to the heart of 
anyone who has lived among them and drunk 
in their beaut y until it is part of his very be- 

Unrivalled in the beauty of its natural situa- 
tion by any city in the world, and rich in his- 
torical and mythological associations, Con- 
stantinople offers limitless opportunities for 
the artist's brush and for the poet's pen. One 
could not choose a lovelier place to spend the 
months of May and June, for then the gardens 
are fresh and cool, roses bloom in profusion, 
and in many a quiet valley real nightingales 
fill the air with song. The waters are studded 
with slender caiques gliding in and out 

*From St. Nicholas, by permission of the Century Co. 

among the big steamers and fishing boats at 
anchor in the harbor, bearing gaily dressed 
women and children to their favorite picnic 
grounds on the shores of the Bosphorus and 
Golden Horn. One of the delightful resorts, 
"The Sweet Waters of Europe," is especially 
crowded every Friday, which is the Turkish 
Sabbath. Boats with their bright awnings, 
nearly blocking' up the stream in its narrowest 
part, and groups of merrymakers, in all colors 
of the rainbow, make the scene a very gay one. 
Peddlers of candy, cakes, fruit and ice-cream 
supply the palate with refreshment, while 
merry^-go-rounds and miniature Ferris wheels 
delight the hearts of the little ones. 

The domes and slender minarets of Con- 
stantinople, her marble palaces with their 
shady gardens, her castles, her waters, her 
islands, her birds and her flowers, each and 
all possess a charm which can be found no- 
where else. But the greatest fascination for 
strangers lies in the various types of humani- 
ty, the widely differing nationalities and the 
mingling of oriental customs and western 
civilization which strike the most casual 
observer as especially unique and character- 
istic. Why are tourists so fond of standing 


upon the bridge across the Golden Horn to 
watch the surging multitude constantly cross- 
ing and recrossing from the old city to the 
more Kuropean quarter of Pera? They see 
there, in less time than it takes to describe 
them, Turkish ladies with their brilliant silk 
parasols, government officers in gorgeous uni- 
form, preceded and followed by outriders 
and footmen; Greeks, Jews and Armenians 
from all classes in life, swarthy Arabs and 
dark-skinned Ethiopians, soldiers, business 
men, school children, boatmen, jugglers, ped- 
dlers, princes, priests and beggars — all pass- 
ing before them as on a stage, and represent- 
ing almost every style of feature, character 
and costume as well as almost every language 
in Europe and western Asia. 

Placed thus as it were between the two con- 
tinents, Constantinople partakes of the char- 
acter of both, although European civilization, 
as it is found there, is of a most disappoint- 
ing sort, particularly when it transforms dim- 
ly lighted arched bazaars full of richest 
oriental silks and rugs into two-for-a-cent 
knick-knack shops with striped awnings; or 
hides a picturesque tower behind an ugly 
tenement house; or replaces the once popular 
sedan-chairs with creaking horse cars, and 
graceful caiques with old tug boats that have 
been thrown aside by those who do business 
on the Thames as too slow or old-fashioned 
for use. 

Our last view of Constantinople was at 
night. It was a delight, after the rush and 
hurry of preparation was over, to leave the 
hot July day behind us and move out of the 
harbor on our westward bound steamer. The 
myriad lights of sky and city shone reflected 
in the still, dark water about us; the graceful 
mosques and ancient walls were dimly out- 
lined against the night. iSothing could be 
heard but the occasional splash of an oar and 
the regular thud of our engine as we steamed 
slowly farther and farther away from that 
wonderful citj-, until nothing could be seen 
except the far-reaching rajs from the two 
lighthouses that guard on either side the en- 
trance to the Bosphorus. 

I. B. T. 


The University of Michigan is to have a new 
gymnasium for women, which will cost about 

The naval academy at Annapolis will send 
representatives to compete in the intercol- 
legiate fencing contest this year. 

It was nothing — nothing on both sides — 
only this and nothing more. But it served to 
make the University buildings look as though 
something were in the air just the same Sat- 
urda3' morning. 

Mitchell Hall and Ferry Hall plaj^ed their 
first basket-ball game in the College gymna- 
sium between 9 and 10 o'clock Saturday, with 
the result that Ferry Hall defeated Mitchell 
Hall and vice versa by the score of to 0. For 
a full hour the contest lasted within the large 
gymnasium building and the two factions of 
girls within made use of their lungs by giving 
lusty jells for their respective sides, while the 
male student element was well represented 
without in the street and on the sidewalk, 
which latter acted in the capacity of a dead 
line beyond which none but women dared 

Until 10:20, when the second twenty-minute 
half was finished, there was hardly a quiet 
moment in the building. 



Mitchell Hall right on top. 

Hippity- whoop, 

Hippity- whoop, 

Ferry Hall right in the soup. 
That was one of the yells that resounded 
from the fair throats. Here is another: 
Spickety, kickety, ricket\-, ran, 
Spicket}-, kickety, rickety, can; 

Who can: We can — 

Ferry Hall can. 
The game, which had been arranged between 
the two new basket-ball nines recently organ- 
ized by the Lake Forest girls, was the first con- 
test of its kind between women that has ever 
been played in a western college. It was a 
hard-lought battle for the young women, and 
the representatives of each side nearly ex- 
hausted themselves in their efforts to score by 
getting the large ball into the basket at their 
goal and to keep the enemy's "men" from get- 
ting three points bj- tossing the ball into their 
basket. As a consequence of their efforts vide 
the result, which on account of the zeros in it 
reminded the boys of their luckless games 
during the last football season. 

A large crowd of women saw the game after 
paying the admission fee of 10 cents to Miss 
Jean Wood, the doorkeeper. The men bid a 
dollar a ticket, but their entreaties for admit- 
tance fell upon deaf ears. 

Only one of the players was injured so that 
she had to retire from the game. She was 


Miss Marie Skinner, of the Mitchell Halls, who guilty of "slugging" and other unmeritorious 
sprained her ankle. The line-up of the teams conduct, and both sides enthusiastically pro- 
was as follows: claimed that by real rights they were the win- 

FEKRY hall. ners. 

Ruth Truax H. G. Everywhere the outcome of the game is re- 

Fannfe F^fwTe'r I ' ^ ' '''.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.\k.F. ceived with pleasure, for as a result of it all 

Nettie Metcalf .C. bets for "treats" are declared off and the next 

Maro-ie Harbauoh R. C. game will be awaited with increased interest 

RoseHoo-an.. L. C. by the admirers of basket-ball and basket-ball 

RosalincfBrown ........................... .L. B. players. 

Helen Thompson R. B. A challenge has been received by the Mitch- 

Ina Youno-.. .G. K. e ^ Halls for a game with the young women of 

Umpire'"(first half) Rosalind Brown. Austin. It will probably be played soon, and 

still another game may be arranged with the 

MITCHELL HALL. female basket-ball nine of the University of 

Josephine Hazelton H. G. Chicago. Saturday evening' a challenge for a 

Jessamine Britton R. F. second game was sent to the Seminary by the 

Mary Hippie L. F. Mitchell Hall captain and as a result there 

Flora B. McDonald C. will be another game in a few weeks. It has 

Lelia B. Hodge R. C. been rumored that the boys may be admitted 

Marie Skinner L. C. to this second game. 

Elizabeth Wood L. B. Saturday afternoon and evening- merrvmak- 

:. - 





Lida B.Jack R. B. 

Sarah Williams G. K. 

Alice E. Keener, Umpire. 

For Ferry- Hall the hardest work was done 
by Ruth Truax, Captain Helen Thompson and 
Nettie Metcalf, while Flora McDonald and 
Sarah Williams played the best game for 
Mitchell Hall. 

As soon as the battle was over the girls 
divided evenly a five-pound box of candy from 
the Lambda Phi fraternity boys, which was to 
be given to the winner. Then they departed 
for their respective homes in Mitchell and 
Ferry Hall, taking with them Miss Healey, the 
Seminary nurse, who was attending the fray- 
in order to render any necessary medical ser- 
vice. Here and there could be heard the 
remark that one side or the other had been 

ing over the "naught-y" outcome of the 
morning's playing was in order. Ferry l.alJ 
celebrated with a grand slei ,h-ride and the 
tooting of horns while Mitchell Hall held a 
grand jollification meeting and engaged in 
various forms ot hilarity. 


Peace and contentment reign once more in 
the Academy. All but a very few of the de- 
serters who so suddenly left school, saw mat- 
ters in a clearer light when excitement had 
subsided and returned before the close of the 
week to take up their work again where they 
left orf. 

Historians say that war is almost invariably 
followed by a period of increased activitv and 
development. Reasoning thus one may" well 
believe that the prosperity of Lake Forest 
Academy will have been helped rather than 
hindered by the great rebellion. 



How doth that little Condit boy 

Improve each shining hour? 
He, eating fudges in the "lab," 

Doth all within his power. 

Miss Tanetta Gilleland visited Miss Mellen 
last week. 

The Misses Ranstead and Keener spent Sun- 
day at home. 

Miss Mary Hippie spent Sunda3- at her home 
in Elgin. 

Ed Yag-gy is rapidly recovering from his 
recent illness. 

E. U. Graff has returned from a week's visit 
at Clinton, Iowa. 

Miss Matzinger, of Chicago, visited her sister 
at Mitchell Hall last week. 

Professor Hinckle}', who has been ill for two 
weeks, has returned to his work. 

Miss Lelia Hodge enjoyed a visit from her 
mother and sister last week. 

Fred Hayner, '95, visited friends in the Col- 
lege Sunday and Monday. 

Mr. Huizinga, of Orange City, Iowa, has 
entered the freshman class in College. 

Miss Orrie Britton, of Elgin, visited her sis- 
ter at Mitchell Hall last week. 

R. E. Roberts represented the college Y. M. 
C. A. at the Joliet convention last week. 

Several members of the class in rhetoric 
took tile examination given by Mr. Hinckle3 r 
last Monday. 

Miss Ada Mathes, a member of the Seminary 
class of '9i, spent several days with Miss Olive 

J.J. Price and W. S. McCullagh have left the 
College dormitory and have taiten quarters in 
the Reid house. 

The Mitchell Hall girls are glad to have 
among them for a few da3 - s Miss Julia McKee, 
a member of the class of 95. 

Miss Eaura Peterson, of Chicago, who at- 
tended the Seminary last year, visited Miss 
Britton at Mitchell Hall last week. 

Professor Charles R. Barnes, professor of 
botanj' in the University of VV'isconsin, spent 
Sunday with President Coulter. 

The Mitchell Hall girls welcome Miss Marie 
Skinner, who has removed to Mitchell Hall, 
where she will stay for the remainder of the 

Professor Boyd, of the department of his- 
tory in the University of Chicago is substitut- 
ing for Professor Halsey during his illness. 

The interest shown by the young men of 
Lambda Phi fraternity in the outcome of the 
basket-ball game last Saturday was thorough- 
1}' appreciated by the young women of the 
Mitchell Hall team. 

There will be a dual indoor meet between 
Chicago University and Lake Forest, at the U. 
of C. gymnasium, Saturday, February 29. 

The Misses Williams and Hippie entertained 
the girls of the sophomore class at a tempting 
banquet given in honor of Miss Julia McKee. 

Messrs. Creighton and Marshall of McCor- 
mick Theological Seminary attended the jun- 
ior and senior ope i evening in Aletheian last 

Miss L. G. Chandler, Knox '91, State College 
secretary of the Young Women's Christian 
Association, addressed the union meeting of 
both the Young Men's and Young Women's 
Christian Associations at Mitchell Hall, Sun- 
day afternoon, February 9. 

Judge Neely, of Chicago, will address the 
students of the University in the Durand Art 
Institute Saturda3 T forenoon. His address will 
form the celebration of Washington s birth- 
da3' at Lake Forest. In the evening the musi- 
cal clubs will give their concert at the Art In- 

Those who did not attend the Couthoui con- 
cert missed one of the best entertainments 
given in Lake Forest for a long time. All the 
numbers werereceived enthusiasticall3-, many 
being encored. Miss Couthoui's "No. 5, L«/i- 
lect street" and encores, and Mr. Wilder s tlute 
selections were especially worthy of praise. 

The freshman class held its regular meeting 
the first of the semester. The following 
officers were elected: President, . lerbert Mc- 
Cune; vice-president, Robert Matthews; record- 
ing secretar3 T , Bruce Campbell; corresponding 
secretar3', F. A. Crandall; sergeant-at-arnis, W . 
J. Rice. 

Since Christmas three successive attempts 
at burglary have been made at Oaken wald, 
which, though unsuccessful, have kept the 
Phi Pi Epsilon men on the alert. The faithful 
shepherd dog, "Hector," has done his share in 
scaring away the prowlers, and it is said that 
he now wakes up the boys whenever he hears 
a dewdrop. 

A second basket-ball team has been organ- 
ized at Mitchell Hall. The captain is Miss 
Olive McClenahan, and the line-up follows: 
Home, Lelia Hodge; left forward, Clarine 
Mellen; right forward, Olive McClenahan; cen- 
tre, Dais3' Wood; left centre, Dais3' Bell; right 
centre, Ma3 - Henderson; left back, Abbie Da- 
vies; right back, Jessie Wetherhold; guard, 
Janet Ranstead. 

While in a state of temporary insanity 
Saturda3' afternoon Wm. H. Hughitt.who was a 
student of the Academya few years ago, com- 
mitted suicide by shooting himself at his 
home in Chicago. Hughitt was the son of Mr. 
Marvin Hughitt, president of the Chicago and 
Northwestern Railroad and a trustee of the 


University, He was twenty-two years old and 
had been studying law at the University of 
Wisconsin this year, but was compelled to quit 
school two weeks ago on account of illness. 
The sympathy of The Stentor is extended to 
Mr. Hughitt's parents in their sad bereave- 

Ferry Hall. 

Mr. Follansbee of Chicago, visited his daugh- 
ters Saturday. 

Another new girl has arrived. Miss Simpson, 
of Mankalo, Minn. 

Mrs. John Zabriskie, of Geneva. Illinois, 
spent Thursday afternoon with Miss Zabris- 

Miss Roberta Brotherton, of Chicago Uni- 
\ersit3-, spent Sunday, Leb. 9, with Florence 

A sleigh-ride was ver3 - much enjoyed by the 
basket-ball team and substitutes Saturday 

Miss Clara Mercer, of Peoria, and Miss Len- 
ora Cummings, of Clifton, spent Sunday with 
their sisters. 

Miss Florence Pride, Miss Frances Marder 
and Miss Leila Stoddard spent JLincoln's 
Birthday with their numerous triends at i-erry 

A number of the teachers and girls have 
visited the Art Institute during the last two 
weeks to see the famous Dore and Zorn col- 

Mrs. Louis Austin Clark spent Saturday, 
February 8, with .miss Paie. In her honor a 
weish rare-bit spread was given in Miss Za- 
briskie's room. 

Miss Nell Dillon, a former Ferr3 r Hall girl, 
who has been studying in the city all winter, 
returned last week and has again become a 
student ot the seminary. 

Miss Margaret Todd, assistant teacher in 
mathematics, has been forced to resign her 
position on account of the ill-health of her 
mother. Her place has been supplied b}- Miss 
Julia x'lcKee, a member of last gear's graduat- 
ing class of the College. 

Miss Nellie Clarke was called home Thurs- 
da}-, February 5, by the death of a dear friend, 
Miss Marion Dennison, who spent some days 
visiting at Ferry Hall last 3-ear. Miss Clarke 
did not return until the following \Vednesda3' 
as she was detained b3' the illness other moth- 


The Academ3 _ heartiU' welcomes its return- 
ing co-operators. 

A light case of measles is reported in the 
Fliza Remsen cottage. Ever3' possible precau- 
tion is being taken against contagion. 

Frida3* morning all were glad to welcome 
Dr. McClure at chapel — were glad for his 
urgent words, "Be strong and of good cour- 

The cottage bo3 - s have appointed a commit- 
tee on games, and sent it in to the cit3 T to pur- 

chase amusements for indoor recreation hours. 

On the fourteenth many sighs were wafted 
over ravines to the enchanted castle where 
Saint Valentine was a courted guest, and Cupid 
needed no other bridge. 

Principal Charles A. Smith went to Princeton 
on Frida3' to address the association of High 
School teachers of Northern Illinois. His 
daughter Delia accompanied him. 

Professor Palmer has procured, from Lon- 
don, 141 volumes of Delphin classics, cotupris 
ing most of the Latin literature, edited with 
Latin notes and indices. Mr. Palmer has also 
an interesting collection of models of Roman 
soldiers and of war implements. These sol- 
diers are tin, and are painted to represent the^r 
different ranks. Thus the Germans make 
''the little tin soldiers" instructive, as well as 

Lincoln's birthday fell, inadvertentl3'. upon 
an alread3 T half holida3 - . This was lo3'all3' for- 
given, and no resentment was detected in the 
enthusiastic voice of the meeting held to do 
Lincoln honor in Reid Hall. The doxologv 
was followed b3 v patriotic songs and Principal 
Smith paid tribute to Lincoln in intere ting 
remarks. With Mrs. Palmer at the piano. Pro- 
fessor Dudle3- taking the solo, and the audi- 
ence the chorus, "A Thousand Years" was 
sun«' with spirit, as was "The Battle H3 mn ( f 
the Republic" with Mr. Fagg taking the solo. 
Messrs. Mcintosh, Betten, Wood, Smiley and 
Ewing read selections from Lincoln's life. The 
songs "Libert3" and "Fatherland" were sung, 
and with "America," that amen of all such 
gatherings, closed this earnest meeting. 

The Y. M. C. A. meeting Sunda3 _ afternoon at 
5 o'clock found no empty seats in Reid Hall, 
the Academy's friends and students antici- 
pating Mrs. Pratt's entertaining talk on "! :ome 
and Foreign Missions," a solo by Miss Mercer 
and one b3' Miss Davies. Later, the students 
who lifted up their voices in the church ser- 
vice of song, had their hearts lifted up b3' an 
invitation to enjo\~ Mr. and Mrs. Pratt's kind 
hospitalit3 _ . It was thought they did not sing 
"I'm Rolling Through an L'nfriendh' World" 
with the feeling the3* might otherwise. 

The Tri Kappa Societ3 - held its preliminary 
contest in declamation in Reid Hall chapel 
Saturday morning. Declamations were given 
by Messrs. Yaggy, McWilliams, Cobb, Foster 
and Anderson. The judges, Miss Sargent, Mr. 
W. C. Lamed and Professor McNeill, awarded 
the first place to Arthur Yagg3 - and second 
place to Noel Anderson. In the final contest, 
therefore. Tri Kappa will be represented in 
declamation b3' Mr. Yagg3' and Mr. Anderson. 

Gamma Sigma held its preliminar3' contest 
in debate Wednesda3* morning. The question 
was. "Resolved, That Strikes are, on the Whole, 
beneficial to the Laboring Class." Frank 
Feri-3- and G. L. Lawson, the contestants, each 
took the negative side of the question. Messrs. 
Weaver, Timberlake and Brown, who acted as 
judges, gave their decision for Mr. Ferry. In 
the final contest Gamma Sigma will therefore 
be represented in debate b3 - Mr. Ferr\-, while 
Mr: Smile3" will give the second declamation. 


The Stentor. 

Published every Tuesday of the olkjt year by The 

Lake forest I diversity Stentor 

Publishing Company. 

S. E. Gruenstein, Editor-in-Chief 

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Entered at the postortice, Lake Forest, 111., as second- 
class matter. 


Miss Nellie Clarke, Hiss Rose E. Hogan, 

Miss Flora B. McDonald, Jliss Josephine Hazelton, 

Miss Sarah A. Bouton. 

THE editors of the woman's edition of The 
Stentor wish to expjess their gratitude to all 
who contributed to this issue; also to St. 
Nicholas for the permission to print the poem 
which appears on the first page, and to >Ir. S. 
T. Clover, managing editor of the Chicago 
Evening Post, for the three cuts of basket-ball 

D.-ath of Literary Societies in Ferry Hall. 

WEDNESDAY, May nineteenth, eighteen hun- 
dred and ninety-five, marked a most eventful 
daj- in the history of Ferry Hall. Without, all 
was serene and beautiful. Nature was in her 
happiest mood. The trees nodded their leafy 
heads in blissful ignorance of the scene of 
woe within; the lake lay placidly smiling, its 
waves dancing and dimpling in the sun's 
broad smile. Only the wild flowers,, nestling 
in the leafy shadows of the ravine, seemed to 
have a foreboding of the trouble within the 
massive structure towering- above their heads. 
Hut we must leave these surroundings, breath- 
ing peace and happiness, and look upon the 
scene of sorrow and bereavement within. 
Girls with pale countenances and hushed 
voices are whispering in groups or pacing up 
and down the darkened corridors. Eet us 
wend our way up the numerous flights of nar- 
row, winding stairs to a spacious chamber, 

where, in the dim light stealing through the 
closed blinds, is seen a group of weeping fig- 
ures bending over a table draped in black, on 
which reposes all that is earthly of the beloved 
companion and coworker of Ferry Hall girls, 
their guide to a higher intellectual life — in 
short, Kappa Phi. 

Over her worn and emaciated features rests 
a gorgeous olive and ecru banner, her insig- 
nia of power. Near b3 r lies her twin sister, 
Zeta Sigma, but how can we express the hor- 
ror that here meets our ejes, for over her body 
no friendly pall rests. In the quiet watches of 
of the preceding night her covering of royal 
purple and gold had been ruthlessly stolen, 
spirited away by some flagrant follower of 

The death of these two estimable sisters was 
due to nervous prostration, caused by a pro- 
longed winter of excessive gaiet3 - and mad- 
dening dissipation. As we turn away from 
the sad scene the thought rushes over us as to 
what the future of Ferry Hall will be without 
the inspiration of Kappa Phi and Zeta Sigma, 
whose presence added much to the charm 
of daily lile in the Seminary and its success 
and advancement. 

For a Seminary Glee Club. 

SINCE the banjo and mandolin club has 
been formed in Ferry Hall why would it not 
be a good idea to organize a glee club? This 
would not be difficult with the excellent tal- 
ent Ferry Hall has at her command. The 
chorus class has been a popular feature for 
several 3'ears, but since this has been dropped, 
it seems as though something should take its 
place, and we believe that enough interest 
could readily be aroused to organize a glee 
club whose equal would be hard to find. Not 
only could concerts and recitals be given, but 
the College and Academy students would be 
favored with frequent serenades in return for 
the numerous fine ones Ferr}- Hall has had 
this year. 

Girls' Gymnasium Needed. 

THE small facilities Ferry Hall has to offer 
in the way of a gymnasium have been realized 
for some time, and especially since the inno- 
vation of basket-ball. The gymnasium is not 
only small and poorly ventilated, but obstruc- 
ted by two rows of iron pillars. During late 
years a great many valuable additions have 
been made to the building, but it will proba- 
bly be some time before any improvement in 


the gymnasium can be made by the trustees. 

Founded in 1868, Ferry Hall now has among 
its large number of alumna; many wealthy 
and influential women. Would it not be a 
most loyal and noble service for these grad- 
uates to present their alma mater with a new 
O, thou foolish "Third Year," who hast had 

little training of the gymnasium sort; 
O, thou heedless "Fourth Year," who nibblest 

much of fudges;" 

not thy- daily walk; 
O, thou reckless junior, who sneakest and 

b: eakest rules; 
O, thou poor senior, who hast committed all 

the -e sinful deeds; 
O, thou pitying reader, who hast gold, 



O, say; have you heard of the basket-ball game 
Beside which all football and baseball sounds 

How people from all parts as spectators came 
To vie. v this great match, having heard of its 


Last Saturday morn, twas a dark, cloudy day, 

Inside the gymnasium, in battle array, 

Each team had assembled, equipped for the 

Each "sub" had her horn there all ready to 


The gong sounded loudly. Fach one took her 

Expectantly waiting with hope on her face. 
The ball is thrown upward, and after it chase 
The centres, each eager to win in the race. 

For full twenty minutes they' struggle and 

The ball is tossed quickly, first left and then 

And now the excitement has just reached its 

Each playercontending with all of her might. 

Again the gong sounded — the signal for rest — 

Not agoal liadbecn made tho each team play- 
ed its best; 

Each goal keeper bravelv withstanding- the 

While the guards, interfering, opposed with 
great zest. 

After resting- ten minutes — again the3 _ contend, 
And for fiiteen more minutes the goals they 

The ball from one side to the other they send, 
Still no points have been won — and the game's 

at an end. 

Thus ended the contest, the first one of all 

To be played between Ferry and Mitchell Fall, 

'Twixt the "Sems" and the "Co-eds." long, short, 

large and small, 
'Mid the cheering and clapping of spectators 


The wolf is dead. 

Thirty-six disappointed hunters went to see 
it at E. H. McCIellan's home where it lay in 
state all day Wednesday of last week. It was 
a wolf and it was undoubtedly dead. Mr. Mc- 
Clellan is, a farmer and lives about a mile and a 
half west of Lake Forest. He showed his tro- 
phy to THE Ste.N'XOK representatives and gave 
this account of its death: 

"I was looking out of the window at about 
6 o'clock in the morning when I saw the wolf. 
At first I thought it was a dosr. I had 
gone out after it, but several days ago I 
bought some ammunition for my old gun so 
as to be prepared. 

"The gun is a sort of a relic; 1113- brother car- 
ried it out west with him in 1849. Going 
around the side of the house I saw that it was 
the wolf and took a resting aim and shot. It 
was standing- at the further side of an eighty 
acre cornfield about ."i'HI yards away 
when I shot and the bullet entered its 
shoulder and came out of its flank. It 
dropped, but got up again and in 
a few minutes started to run toward me. I 
shot again, and the bullet went thr».ugb its 
head. It staggered off then and crawled under 
an old binder in a neighbor's field and when I 
came up it was dead. It was a timber-wolf 
about the ordinary size. I expect to have its 
skin tanned for a rug." 

So Lake Forest's wolf, the wild wolf which 
so man)' had hunted night and day since 
Christmas, fell victim to a man with an old- 
fashioned gun who stayed at home and mind- 
ed his buisness. This last relic of the times 
when the noble red man roasted his captive 
foe on the site of Ferry Hall came to his death 
under the shelter of an old binder! Made into 
a rug! Why does'nt someone start a subscrip- 
tion list to have it purchased and stuffed for 
our coming museum? 

Everyone feels more at ease now except the 
chicken thief who will not be able to prove an 
alibi and no one will longer be in danger of 
missing his rubber boots. Manj- of the stu- 
dents saw the skin on exibition at Anderson's 
grocerj- store. The wolfskin, however, failed 
to get the bounty which a late issue of The 
STEXTOR prophesied. This latter was on ac- 
count of a recent repeal of the bounty law. 

All those who wish to make use of the Yale 
gymnasium must have a doctor's certificate 
stating that they are physically sound. 



Saturday evening the glee, banjo and man- 
dolin clubs gave their first concert of the 
season in the Grand Opera House in Wauke- 
gan. Although not greeted by a large house, 
the audience was an appreciative one and 
seemed well pleased with the program rend- 

The boys made a good appearance, all the 
numbers being rendered in a manner that 
gave proof of attentive, constant practice. 
The solos were especially well received. 
Throughout the evening the clubs responded 
to seven encores. Manager Spoor, of the Grand 
opera house, praised the merit of the enter- 
tainment, saying that it was better in every 
detail than that given by the Northwestern 
Clubs in his house. In the audience sat the 
genial Ed Henry 7 , a well known old Take Forest 
boy, who had some pleasant things of a com- 
plimentary nature to say. The trip proved 
financially all that the management expected 
and gave the members formal public practice. 
The boys were especially pleased with the 
interest shown them by Mr. N. D. Pratt and 
many other Take Forest people who attended. 

The three clubs will appear at their best 
next Saturday evening-, Washington's birth- 
day in their regular home concert to be given 
in the Art Institute. Mr.T.W. H. Curry, '91, 
now of the law department, is expected to sing. 
The patriotic song', "Flag without a Stain" and 
some other features in keeping with the day 
will be given. The program will be especially- 
attractive, but the promenade atter the con- 
cert, which was announced, will be omitted. 

All the students and friends of the musical 
clubs can conti"ibute largely to the success of 
these representative College organizations by 
supporting the home concert. The manage- 
ment is depending on this and the concerts to 
follow weekly in the city and at points near by 
for a sufficient sum to make a spring tour pos- 
sible and successful. No other student organ- 
izations can more properly bring Lake Forest 
before the people than the musical clubs, if a 
successful tour is made. 


Rarely has it been the pleasure of a Lake 
Forest audience to enjoy a more interesting 
service than the one given in the Presbyterian 
church Sunday evening. The evening was de- 
voted entirely to the colored race, the program 
consisting of addresses and singing - of those 

melodies that made the "Jubilee Singers" fam- 
ous. The exercises began with "O Rise and 
Shine," sung by the chorus of students on the 
pulpit platform and the choir of young 
women. This was followed bv an address by 
Mr. W. L. Bray, in which the story of the 
origin of some the tunes was told and also 
a brief outline of the history of the Jubilee 
Singers of Fisk University given. Dr. Mc- 
Clure then introduced the Rev. Mr. Fort, pas- 
tor of the African M. E. church in Lake Forest, 
who, in speaking of the progress of his race 
in reli-jfijn, said: "We are a religious race. 
Eighty-five per cent, of the colored people in 
the United States are attached to some church, 
not necessarily- as members but as attendants 
more or less regular." 

Credit is due Mr. N. D. Pratt, through whose 
efforts tiie music was so successfully arranged. 
"Swing Low Sweet Chariot" and "Steal Away," 
sun r by the young vvo.nen, were exceptionally 
well rendered. 

An interesting part of the exercises 
was the speech by Mr. Peter Wil- 
liams, who was introduced by Mr. Pratt as 
having been a slave under one master for 
twenty-five successive years in Alabama. Mr. 
Williams told of seeing slaves under guard 
pass through his master's plantation on their 
way to be sold on the auction block in Louisi- 
ana, men women and children, in chain-gangs. 
He also told of having seen a slave traded for 
a horse. 

The last song, "Mary and Martha's just Gone 
Along," sung by the congregation, closed the 


The Latin Club held its second meeting of 
this year Tuesday afternoon in the Art Insti- 
tute. The following program was presented: 

1. Nominuin appellatio. 

2. Lectio ex Epistulte primaead Corinthas capi- 
te tertio decimo, data 

Domina Elizabethan Torney r 

Pater Noster, Gloria Patri et Integer Vita. 
Commentaria. ..Scriba? — Ioanetta- Ranstead. 

5. Res de no vis soda li bus faciendis. 

6. Carmen, "Gaudeamus." 

7. Carmen Tertium decimum libri tertii 
Quinti Horati Flacci, agendum 

Elizabeths; Wood, Maria; Hippie, Alexi 

8. Carmen — "Vivat Sodalitas." 

9. Fabula Inlustrata ab Augusta Stuart. 

10. Ludi Scribendi. 


U. of P.'s gross football receipts for the past 
year amounted to over $30,(X10. 



The fourteenth day of February, 
And all young hearts beat high, 

The youth writes verses to his love 
That praise her to the sky. 

Another 3-ear and this same rhyme 

Another's praises sings 
And the fair maid most eagerly 

Reads what the postman brings. 

Again St. Valentine's Day comes; 

Again the fickle lad 
His sweet lines to a new love sends 

While two hearts now are sad. 

But this fine plan comes to an end 

As all such will. I fear; 
His verses soon come back to him, 

With, "For 3-our use next 3'ear." 

********** ********** 






"Sixteen little hearts are pining awaj r , 
So we juniors take pity and do not dela3 - , 
But call you all forth with pomp and array 
To meet the seniors on Valentine's Day." 

This dainty little invitation was enough in 
itself to insure a pleasant time to the juniors 
guests Friday evening at Ferry Hall. As is 
the usual case, the party was held in the gym- 
nasium, which was decorated in the class 
colors. Learts of every description and size 
were in profusion. After the distribution of 
valentines, of which everyone received a gen- 
erous share, a unique exhibition of archery 
took place; the girls serving as targets for the 
aims of the skilful bowmen. One end of the 
hall was screened off with draperies, where 
refreshments were served. 

Miss Sargent chaperoned.being assisted in re- 
ceiving by Miss Brown, Miss Thomas and Miss 
Reynolds. In every particular the party was 
a success, and all felt grateful to their charm- 
ing hostesses who had taken such pains to 
give a most delighful evening. 
* * * 

Junior and senior girls who are members of 
the Aletheian Literary Society entertained their 
friends among the College boys at a St. Valen- 
tine's meeting in the Aletheian hall Friday 
evening. The program which they presented 
could hardly have been excelled, and showed 
to advantage the talent of the young women 
along literary as well as social lines. 

After the presentation of the program, 
which consisted of music, a society paper and 
a farce, entitled, "A Box of Monke3*s," the 
guests spent the remainder of the evening in 

conversation, the singing of College songs 
and partaking of frappe. 

Here is the contents of the program card, 
which was written on a heart-shaped card in 
red ink: 

Piano Duet, Miss Mellen and Miss Wood; 
paper, Miss Hodge and Miss Wetherhold; 
farce, "A Box of Monkeys." 

The cast of characters of "A Box of Monkeys" 
was as follows: 

Edward Ralston — a promising 3'oung Amer- 
ican, half owner of the Sierra gold mine — Miss 
Keener; Chaunce3' Oglethorpe — his partner, 
second son of Lord Doncaster — Miss bkinner; 
Mrs. Ondego Jones — an admirer of rank — Miss 
McClenahan; Sierra Bengaline — her niece, a 
prairie rose — Mrs. Torne3-; Lad3' Guinevere 
Llandpoore — an English primrose, daughter 
of the Earl of Pa3'naught — Miss Mellen. 

* * * 

Lincoln's birthda3' was celebrated at 
Mitchell Hall with a feast given by the Misses 
Mar3* and Abbie Davies. 

At 9 p. m. all the girls assembled in 
Aletheian Hall, each representing the title of 
some book. The feature of the evening- was 
the guessing of the different books represent- 
ed. After refreshments had been served, the 
prizes were awarded. Miss May Rogers re- 
ceived first, Miss Marie Skinner second, and 
Miss Jessamine Britton the boob3 - prize. 

* * * 

The excellent sleighing last week was taken 
advantage of b3' the Mitchell Hall girls. U ed- 
nesda3 _ evening a merr3" part3 r of twenty or 
more set out from Mitchell Hall amid singing 
and tooting of horns. After riding around 
town and serenading the "Sems," their pro- 
gress was impeded b3 r a stick-in-the-mud, 
from which the3 - were extricated only by the 
united efforts of the members ot the basket- 
ball team. They then went on their way re- 

* * * 

A holiday' on Lincoln's birthda3* was alto- 
gether too good an opportunit3' to be lost IJ3- 
the enterprising men of the Phi Pi Epsilon 
fraternit3', and in consequence fourteen of the 
young women from Ferr3- Hall enjo3 - ed a \-er3* 
pleasant "informal" at Oakenwald Wednesday 
afternoon. The hours were from two to five, 
just long enough for the program of ten dan- 
ces. Miss Sargent chaperoned. Those present 
from out of town were the Misses Marder, 
Pride and Delia Stoddard. 

* * * 

Mrs. Coulter entertained the students of the 
College a week ago last Wednesda3 - at an aft- 
ernoon reception. Tomorrow she will receive 
the Fen-3' Hall girls and College fellows. 

Miss Clarine Mellen entertained the friends 
of Miss Julia McKee at an afternoon tea last 




Mr. E. F. Dodge, '91, ard wife spent Sunday 
with Mr. N. D. Pratt. 

Mr. and Mrs. James, of Milwaukee, are visit- 
ing at Mr. J. B. Durand's. 

Several cases of measles among- the town 
children have been reported. 

Since the last abundant fall of "the beautiful'' 
several parties have been out to enjoy the fine 

Miss Dais}- Sherman, of New York city, has 
been visiting- at Mr. W. C. Larned's the past 

A pleasant family gathering celebrated the 
birthday of Mrs. Harry Durand at the res- 
idence of Mr. L. C. Piatt Tuesday evening. 

Mr. and Mrs.C. H. Fitz-Hugh are expected to 
return from Chicago and occupy their house 
in a few weeks. 

Mr. Nichols' stereopticon entertainment at 
the Social Union club house Thursday even- 
ing- was attended and enjoyed by man}-. 

Mi nday afternoon a team of ponies belong- 
ing- to a Mr. Green ran away, throwing out Mr. 
\V illiam Bohman who was in the sleigh with 
Mr. Green's hired man. Both men were rather 
the worse for liqnor, and the accident 
might have been more serious. As it was, 
Bohman received an ugly gash on his head 
and also one over his right eye, which neces- 
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Will Leave the Presidency of Lake 
Forest University. 

He Accepts the Head Professorship of Botany 
In Chicago University. 


News Received by The Stentor at Noon What Dr. CouN 
ter and the Faculty Say About It. 

Dr. John >I. Coulter has handed his resigna- 
tion of the presidenc3" of Lake Forest Univer- 
se to the board of trustees. 

This news was received at Lake Forest at 
noon toda3% It came in the form of a tele- 
gram from the managing editor of the Chi- 
cago Evening Post. This telegram stated 
that President Coulter had accepted the posi- 
tion of head professor of botany in the Uni- 
versity of Chicago, 

A reporter for The Stentor, who called 
upon Dr. Coulter in the botanical laboratorj- 
in North Hall immediately after the telegram 
was received found that the report was true. 

"Yes, I have accepted the position at Chi- 
cago University as stated," said he. 

"Will this cause your resignation at Lake 
Forest?" was asked. 

"Yes, I have handed my resignation to the 
board of trustees and expect to leave Lake 
Forest,'' was Dr. Coulter's reply. 

To further questions relating' to particulars 
about the resignation from the presidency of 
Lake Forest Dr. Coulter said that that the res- 
ignation had been handed in but had not yet 
been accepted by the board of trustees. 

He said, however, that he would probably 
take up his work in Chicago University next 
fall and that his resignation, if this is to be 
the case, would take effect at the close of the 
present school year in June. There is a possi- 
bilit}-, nevertheless, Dr. Coulter explained, of 
his starting out in Chicago earlier, even in 
a very short time and in that case Lake For- 
est University" would lose its president soon. 

Three or four weeks ago the officers of the 
L T niversity of Chicago succeeded in securing 
the services of President Coulter as the head 
of their new botanical department. A short 
time ago the3 r received the large gift of $1,000,- 
000 from Miss Culver, in Chicago, for the 
building up of the department of biolog3\ As 
soon as they received this new endowment 
the3 7 went about to secure Dr. Coulter to su- 
perintend the work of making the biological 
department the best possessed 133- am- Ameri- 
can Universit3'. Dr. Coulter being one of the 
greatest scientists in the United States and 
ever3*where acknowledged to be the most 
prominent botanist, both in research work 
and the writing" of botanical works, Chicago 
Universit3 - knew b3 _ securing him the3" would 
take the first big step toward reaching their 

When questioned as to the reason for his 
resigning the presidenc3' of the Universit3" 
Dr. Coulter said that it was a position which 
no botanist would refuse. 

"The position at Chicago University/' said 

(Continued on Fourth Page.) 


The Stentor. 

Published everv Tuesday of the College year by THE 

lake forest university stentor 

Publishing Company. 

S. E. GRUENSTEIN, ----- Editor-in-Chief 
A. J. C'OLMAN, ------ Associate Editor 


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M. WoOLSEY, Athletics 

R. L. Roberts, Alumni 

GEORGE C. RICE, ... Business Manager 

J. E. CARVER, - - - Advertising Manager 

Subscription Terms: For the school year, $1.50 in 
advance. Single copies, 5 cents. 

Entered at the postoffice, Lake Forest, 111., as second- 
class matter. 

Dr. Coulter Resigns. 

The resignation of President John M. Coul- 
ter conies to Lake Forest University as a great 
surprise, and a surprise that is by no means 
welcome. What will be the gain of Chicago 
Universitj' will be the loss of Lake Forest. Dr. 
Coulter is one of the best and broadest schol- 
ars in the United States. His coming to Lake 
Forest a few years ago was hailed by all who 
are interested in the institution here as a good 
sign. He has labored in Lake Forest's inter- 
est unceasingly since he took up the presi- 
dency and his untiring efforts have borne 
good fruit. All the students have found in 
him a warm friend, a man who has done ev- 
erything in their interest and who is a born 
educator and yet, who with all his talents is 
one of the most unassuming of men. 

Dr. Coulter's sole and single reason for leav- 
ing Lake Forest at this time to take up the 
head professorship in botany at the Univer- 
sit3 - of Chicago is, as he himself states in the 
interviews given today, that no botanist will 
pass by the opportunity to accept the most 
promising botanical position in the United 
States. Dr. Coulter's specialty is botany and 
he ranks as the most prominent botanist of 
this country. It is no wonder, therefore, that 
he should prefer a place in which he can de- 

vote himself entirely to his favorite subject. 

It is hoped now that Dr. Coulter will remain 
here until June and that as soon as possible 
the board of trustees will choose a successor 
who will fill the presidential chair so as to 
serve the best interest of the University. 


[Left over from Woman's Edition.) 

'Twas the night before Valentine's 

When all thro' the house 
Hardly a creature was stirring — 

Not even a mouse. 

Some fellows were studying, 

Some were asleep; 
While visions of cnpids 

Around them did leap. 

When up from the basement 

There arose such a noise 
It really quite frightened 

These dear little boys. 

With candles and pistols 

And Weynian's last tale 
They all sallied forth 

The intruder to assail. 

But what a sad spectacle 

Now met their sight 
O, indeed; 'twas for them 

A verj- bad night. 

The windows were open, 

The doors were unlocked, 
The cupboards were empty, 

The boys were quite shocked. 

The cowardly burglar 

Had left but these traces, 
And terror now left 

Their pale little faces. 

So back to their couches 

The3' silently crept — 
The inmates of Oakenwald 

Now peacefully slept. 

B. C. P. C. H. '96. 

The first British college journal has been 
started at the University of Edinburgh. 

The University of Illinois is making ar- 
rangements for the construction of several 
new universit3 r buildings, including a 
$150,000 library and museum and an observa- 

England has ninety-four universities and 
America three hundred, yet there are 2728 
more professors in the former than in the lat- 

One of the most complete herbariums in the 
world, that of the late Professor Daniel Cady 
Eaton, has been given by his family to Yale 





(Continued fruni First Page.) 

Dr. Coulterto the representative of The Sten- 
tor, "is the most promising position there is 
in the field of botan}' at an}' university in this 
country at present. Such a position no bot- 
anist could refuse. This is my onl}- reason for 
resigning' the presidency here and leaving' 
Lake Forest University to go to the University 
of Chicago." 

A report to the effect that Dr. Coulter's 
going to Chicago would cause the affiliation 
or merging of Lake Forest with Chicago Uni- 
versity was current in Chicago today. There 
is however, no truth at all in it and the rumor 
is being' strenuously denied and pronounced a 
canard b}' President Coulter. Lake Forest and 
Chicago will not be united, but the trustees 
will immediately set about to secure a 
successor to Dr. John M. Coulter, which will 
probably be accomplished so that the new 
incumbent of the presidential chair may take 
up his duties at commencement or next fall. 

A prominent member of the College faculty, 
when asked in regard to the resignation, said: 

"The resignation is not entirely a surprise to 
me, though^I had heard nothing- definite in re- 
gard to it. ! It is not so itch of a wonder, 
either, considering the tt ng offer which 

has been expended. At the versify of Chi- 

cago it has been the common oelief ever since 
the million was received for enlarging the fa- 
cilities of his department, that Dr. Coulter 
would resigp his Lake Forest position and 
take up work in his special field. As earl}- as 
the Christmas convocation I was asked by 
several members of the Chicago faculty how 
soon Dr. Coulter was to come to Chicago per- 

Dr. J. G. K. McClure, the only trustee who 
could be found- in town this afternoon had not 
heard of Dr. Coulter's resignation. 

"It is news to : me," said he to a Stentor re- 
porter. "1 had not yet heard of it." 

Several professors were interviewed on the 
news. There was not a great deal of surprise 
expressed by them, but several did not know 
that it was to come so soon. 

Dr. John Merle Coulter, Ph. D., LL. D., ac- 
cepted the presidency of Lake Forest Univer- 
sity in March, 1893, and took up his duties the 
following fall, delivering his inaugural ad- 

dress in June. He was born in Ningpo, 
China, Xov. 20, 1851, his parents being mis- 
sionaries in that cit}\ After his parents' death 
in 18.">3 the family returned to the United 
States, settling' in Hanover, Ind. He gradua- 
ted from Hanover College with the class of 
'70, and in the summers of '72 and '73 accom- 
panied the Hayden 'government survey in the 
exploration of the Yellowstone region and the 
Colorado mountains. In 1874 he accepted the 
professorship of science in his alma mater, 
and in the fall of 1879 became professor of 
biology in Wabash College, where the period 
of his greatest activity in botanical work be- 
gan. In 1884 he was called to the presidency 
of the University of Indiana and was finally 
urged to accept in '91. Alter holding' the posi- 
tion for two years he was called to Lake For- 
est in 1S93. 

Besides his other botanical work Dr. Coul- 
ter has edited the Botanical Gazette for many 
3'ears. Mrs. Coulter and family have many 
friends at Lake Forest, including all the stu- 
dents, who will be exceedingl}- sorry to see 
them depart. i 

Stand by the Boys and 

Attend the 


Tomorrow Night, Feb. 

22nd, '95. 


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Volume IX. 


Number 18. 



Resignation of President Coulter. 

Dr. John M. Coulter has handed his resigna- 
tion of the presidency of Lake Forest Univer- 
sity to the board of trustees. 

This unwelcome news was received at Lake 
Forest Friday afternoon and announced in full 
in an "extra" edition of The Stentor. A tel- 
egram to The STENTOR from Chicago con- 
tained the announcement. 

A reporter for The Stentor, who called 
upon Dr. Coulter in the botanical laboratory 
in North Hall immediately after the telegram 
was received found that the report was true. 

"Yes, I have accepted the position at Chi- 
cago University as stated," said he. 

"Will this cause 3-our resignation at Lake 
Forest?" was asked. 

"Yes, I have handed my resignation to the 
board of trustees and expect to leave Lake 
Forest," was Dr. Coulter's reply. 

To further questions, relating to particulars 
about the resignation from the presidency of 
Lake Forest, Dr. Coulter said that the res- 
ignation had been handed in but had not yet 
been accepted by the board of trustees. 

He explained that he would probably 
take up his work in Chicago University next 
fall and that his resignation, if this is to be 
the case, would take effect at the close of the 
present school year in June. There is a possi- 
bility, however, Dr. Coulter said, of 
his starting out in Chicago earlier, even in 
a very short time, and in that case Lake For- 
est University would lose its president soon. 

Three or four weeks ago the officers of the 
University of Chicago succeeded in securing 
the services of President Coulter as the head 
of their new botanical department. A short 
time ago the3' received the large gift of $1,000,- 
000 from Miss Culver, in Chicago, for the 
building up of the department of biology. As 
soon as the3 r received this new endowment 
they went about to secure Dr. Coulter to su- 
perintend the work of making the biological 
department the best possessed by an}' Ameri- 
can University. Dr. Coulter being one of the 

greatest scientists in the United States and 
everywhere acknowledged to be the most 
prominent botanist, both in research work 
and the writing of botanical works, Chicago 
University knew by securing him they would 
take the first big step toward reaching their 

When questioned as to the reason for his 
resigning the presidency of the University 
Dr. Coulter said: 

"The position at Chicago University/' 
"is the most promising position there is 
in the field of botany at any university in this 
country at present. Such a position no bot- 
anist could refuse. This is my only reason for 
resigning the presidency here and leaving 
Lake Forest University to go to the University 
of Chicago." 

A report to the effect that Dr. Coulter's 
going to Chicago would cause the affiliation 
or merging of Lake Forest with Chicago Uni- 
versity was current in Chicago. There 
is however, no truth at all in it and the rumor 
is being strenuously denied and pronounced 
false by President Coulter. Lake Forest and 
Chicago will not be united, but the trustees 
will immediately set about to secure a 
successor to Dr. Coulter, which will 
probably be accomplished so that the new 
incumbent of the presidential chair may take 
up his duties at commencement or next fall. 

A prominent member of the College facult}', 
when asked in regard to the resignation, said: 

"The resignation is not entirely a surprise to 
me, though 1 had heard nothing definite in re- 
gard to it. It is not so much of a wonder, 
either, considering the tempting offer which 
has been extended. At the University of Chi- 
cago it has been the common belief ever since 
the million was received for enlarging the fa- 
cilities of his department, that Dr. Coulter 
would resign his Lake Forest position and 
take up work in his special field. As early as 
the Christmas convocation I was asked by 
several members of the Chicago faculty how 
soon Dr. Coulter was to come to Chicago per- 

Several professors were interviewed Fri- 
day. There was not a great deal of surprise 
expressed by them, but several did not know 


that President Coulter's resignation was to 
come so soon. 

Dr. John Merle Coulter, Ph. D., IX. D., ac- 
cepted the presidency of Lake Forest Univer- 
sity in March, 1893, and took up his duties the 
following- fall, delivering his inaugural ad- 
dress in June. He was born in Ningpo, 
China, Nov. 20, 1851, his parents being mis- 
sionaries in that city. After his fathers' death 
in 1853 the family returned to the United 
States, settling in Hanover, Ind. He gradua- 
ted from Hanover College with the class of 
'70, and in the summers of '72 and '73 accom- 
panied the Hayden government survey in the 
exploration of the Yellowstone region and the 
Colorado mountains. In 1871 he accepted the 
professorship of science in his alma mater, 
and in. the fall of 1879 became professor of 
biology in Wabash College, where, the period 
of his greatest activity in botanical work be- 
gan. In 1881 he was called to the presidency 
of the University of Indiana and was finally 
urged to accept in '91. Alter holding the posi- 
tion for two years he was called to Lake For- 
est in 1893. Besides his other botanical work 
Dr. Coulter has edited the Botanical Gazette 
for many years. 

On the part of the members of the board of 
trustees there is nothing but discreet 
silence both as to Dr. Coulter's resignation 
and the plans for the future. A number of 
the trustees were approached yesterday by 
representatives of The Stentok, but all that 
they said they refused to permit to have pub- 
lished. Today a meeting of the board was 
held in Chicago and the question of a suc- 
cessor to President. Coulter was discussed. 
Nothing was given 6ut for publication, how- 

Several of the trustees, in speaking on the 
subject, said that since the matters which are 
under advisement are very important they 
must avoid publicity. Consequently the 
board meetings are held at various times and 
in various places. As soon as anything defin- 
ite in which the students will be interested is 
reached, The Stextor will make announce- 
ment of the fact. To select a new president 
for the University and to secure the new en- 
dowment previously spoke nof in these col- 
umns are the two chief cares of the authori- 
ties and they are proceeding with utmost de- 
liberation in these matters. 

A fund is being raised for the establishment 
at Princeton of a school of music for the study 
of musical composition, theory and history. 



* * 

Instead of the regular meeting of the Uni- 
versity Club, Friday evening was devoted to a 
colonial evening at Ferry Hall. Everything, 
including costumes, menu and music w;is 
reminiscent of "ye olden tyme." Courtesies 
were the common feminine salutation, and ex- 
changing snuff-boxes made the gentlemen 
better acquainted with each other. At 8 
o'clock the guests, numbering about thirty- 
five, sat down to a New England dinner in the 
gymnasium. The menu included roast tur- 
key, apple sauce, johnnycake, baked beans 
and brown bread, cider, mince and pumpkin 
pies, doughnuts, gingerbread and election 
cake. After these good things had been 
stowed away, Dr. Coulter, who presided as 
toastmaster and "made a worth}' hoste," intro- 
duced the members who were to make toasts. 
Each of the speech-makers spoke from ihe 
standpoint of one hundred years ago. Princi- 
pal Charles A. Smith treated of "The Man of 
Letters;" "The schoolmaster" was the subject 
of Professor Stuart's admirable talk, and then 
Professor Thomas gave a witty talk on the 
old time minister. After a reading- by Mrs. 
Ferry the Misses Stuart and Coulter, who had 
acted as waitresses, gave the "Yankee Sleigh- 
ride." The company then adjourned to the 
parlors where many old-fashioned songs 

were sung. 

* * * 

Leap year was taken advantage of with a very 
pleasant informal given at Oakenwald Friday 
evening by thirteen of the young women of 
Ferry Hall. The men of the Phi Pi Epsilon 
fraternity very kindly resigned their house 
into the keeping of the young hostesses, who 
enjoyed greatly the novelty of the situation. 
The hours, from 8 to 10, were barely long- 
enough for a program of thirteen dances, 
though quite a sufficient length of time for 
the weight of responsibility to be settled on 
the minds of the young women. Mr. and Mrs. 
J. K. Anderson very kindly- chaperoned. 

* * * 

Freshman maidens and freshman youths 
braved the frigid atmosphere of last Tuesday- 
night and went on an expedition the destina- 
tion of which was the city of Waukegan. At 
an hour when good people are supposed to be 
wrapt in slumbers they returned without hav- 
ing frozen their voices so as to prevent their 
singing college songs and yelling freshman 


jells or sustaining any other serious damage. 
Such is the tale of the first sleighride of the 
class of '99. 

Refreshments, partaken of bj>- the eighteen 
gay couples in the Washburn Hotel at Wau- 
kegan, completed the program of the ride, 
which, notwithstanding the cold night was a 
very "hot" affair and a prominent freshman 
"social function." Professor Malcolm McNeill 
and Miss Julia McKee were the chaperones 
and proved themselves exceedingly skilful in 
that capacity. 

* * * 

Wednesdaj- afternoon a number of College 
students and senior "Sems" were entertained 
at an afternoon reception at the home of Dr. 
and Mrs. Coulter. The hours from 1 until 6 
o'clock were passed pleasantly in conversation 
and in the partaking of light refreshments. 
The severe weather prevented man)' from at- 
tending-, but those who were present passed a 
very enjoyable time. 



Mr. R. C. Osmun, of Chicago, spent Saturday 
and Sunday with his uncle, Mr. N. D. Pratt. 

Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Orr have both been con- 
fined to their home for several weeks by ill- 

Robert V. Erskine has become a "drummer" 
for Rogers & Hamilton, a wholesale silverware 
firm ot Chicago. 

The patriotic service Sunda}' evening in the 
Presbjterian church was enlivened by the 
presence of four trumpeters from Fort Sheri- 
dan. Professor Thomas' address was decidedly 

With Feb. 1, the book club closed a prosper- 
ous year, the membership numbering forty- 
two. Over 100 volumes have been purchased 
during the year, and the circulation has been 
about 1,000. 

Thursday evening Miss Abby Piatt gave a 
surprise part)- for Miss Harriet Durand at the 
residence of Mr. Calvin Durand. About 
twenty-five or thirty young men and women 
were present. 

Benjamin Brewster, who lived at Lake 
Forest four }-ears ago and was a very popular 
character around town and with the college 
students, died at his home in Glencoe last 
week. Rheumatism had deprived him of the 
ability to walk, but he was nevertheless an en- 
terprising "hustler." 

Saturday morning at 10:30 about a hundred 
students and towns people gathered in the 
Art Institute to do honor to the name of Wash- 
ton. Mr. I. P. Riunse}' presided, and Judge 
Charles G. Neeley, of Chicago, delivered the 
address of the day. The songs were sung by 
a choir of twenty young men and women 
from the College, under the leadership of Mr. 
N. D. Pratt. The following program was ren- 

America Chorus. 

Prayer Dr. J. G. K. McClure. 

Solo, "Battle Hymn of the Republic 

Miss Abbie Da vies. 

Reading, "The Character of Washington". 

J. M. Eakins. 

Solo, "A Thousand Years" N. D. Pratt. 

Paper, "Washington's Last Days in Pub- 
lic Life" W. A. Newton. 

Song, "Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean." 

Address, "Washington" Hon. C. G. Neeley. 

Resolutions Prof. M. B. Thomas. 


The resolutions read by Professor Thomas 
were as follows: "Resolved, That in the judg- 
ment of the citizens of Lake Forest the gov- 
ernments of the United States and Great Brit- 
ain should establish a board of arbitration, to 
settle all questions which cannot be adjusted 
b) r diplomatic negotiations. 

"Resolved, That war is the worst thing that 
could possibly happen between the United 
States and Great Britain. 

"Resolved, That copies of these resolutions 
be sent to the President of the United States 
and the Queen of Great Britain." 

These resolutions were carried unani- 


John G. Coulter, '95, returned home last week, 
having completed his work at the University 
of Wisconsin this jear. 

Edgar H. Owsley, of Chicago, an old Acad- 
emy student, died while at school in the And- 
over Academy. 

The Rev. William E. Danforth, '91, occupied 
the pupit of the Fifth Presbyterian church of 
Chicago last Sunday. 

The Rev. David McAllister, an old Acad- 
emy student, has taken charge of the Presb)-- 
terian churches at Clayton and Cadmus, 

B. R. McHatton, ex-'95, won third place in the 
Ohio inter-collegiate oratorical contest, held 
at Delaware, O., Feb. 21. His subject was "Ev- 
olution, not Revolution, the Law of Reform." 



At the Durand Art Institute, on the evening 
of Washington's' birthday, the glee, banjo and 
mandolin clubs made their annual appearance 
before a Lake Forest audience. 

Everyone had been looking forward with 
pleasure to this exhibition of student talent, 
and both students and residents turned 


out in goodly numbers. The program as 
given was a complete success and showed 
hard practice and good leadership. 

The first part of the entertainment opened 
with the rousing "Student Chorus," by the 
glee, banjo and mandolin clubs, and was fol- 
lowed by "Schneider's Band," by the glee club, 
as an encore. Then came "Dear Old Alma 
Mater," the words of which were written by A. 
W. Doran, '93. E. M. Fradenburgh then sang- 
"Faint Heart Ne'er Won Fair Lady," with the 
glee club joining on the "Cupid" chorus. This 
was greeted with a storm of applause and was 
probably the most popular number on the 

The banjo club next made its appearance 
and treated the audience to the "Columbian 
Student's March," which they executed so well 
that no one would be satisfied until they had 
returned and again exhibited their skill. "My 
Flo" and "The Miller's Song" were next sung 
very sweetty by the glee club. "Three Little 
Darkies" was the encore. C. C. Rogers, of 
Rush Medical College, then impersonated 
"Old Widow Doodle" and received very enthu- 
siastic applause. The mandolin club then 
came to the front with "La Tipica Polka" and 

"Rastus." The selections were lively and 
were highly appreciated by all. 

After a short intermission the glee club 
sang "Flag Without a Stain," which was ap- 
propriate for the day. Miss Pratt and Mr. 
Osmun then rendered two very pretty selec- 
tions, Mr. Osmun playing the banjo and 
Miss Pratt the guitar. Mr. Rogers next con- 
vulsed everyone with two more of his droll 
recitations, which were followed by "Tom the 
Piper's Son" by the glee club. The songsters 
showed exceptionally good training in this dif- 
ficult piece. "Normandie March" was next 
given bj' the banjo club. After this the glee 
club made its last appearance. They sang the 
jolly, old tune of "Jay Bird," and "My Queen" 
ended the entertainment, which everyone pro- 
nounced the best glee club concert ever given 
by a Lake Forest organization. 

The glee club is made up of the following 
collegiate bards: 

J. M. Eakins, leader; R. B. Campbell, accom- 
panist; W. H. Dudley, J. B. Williamson, W. L. 
Smith, G.S. Wilcox, first tenors; W. L. Brav, 
H. C. Millington, L. C. Mudge and W. E. Pratt, 
second tenors; E. M. F'radenburgh, J. H. Mc- 
Cune, E. O. Wood, M. K. Baker, E. R. Brown, 
first bass; H. M. Moore, J. R. Henderson, C. E. 
Keener and J. M. Eakins, second bass. 

M. K. Baker is leader of the banjo club and 
L. C. Mudge of the mandolin club. The banjo 
club is made up as follows: 

M. K. Baker and C. E. Keener, banjeaurines: 
J. E. Carver and E. R.Brown, first banjos; F. 
Smiley, second banjo; J. A. Anderson, piccolo 
banjo; O. H. Keller, mandolin; E. M. Fraden- 
burgh, J. A. Anderson and J. E. Kennedy, 


Following are the players in the mandolin 

First mandolin, L. C. Mudge and C. E. 
Keener; second mandolins, H. J. Flanson and A. 
E. Lee; guitars, E. M. Fradenburgh, J. E. Ken- 
nedy and R. J. L. Matthews. 


The Stentor. 

Published every Tuesday of the College vear by The 

Lake Forest University Stentor 

Publishing Company. 

S. E. GKUENSTEIN, ----- Editor-in-Chief 
A. J. COLMAN, Associate Editor 


H. B. CRAGIN, JR., ) 

J. K. ANDERSON, JR., > ----- College 

Flora B. McDonald, ) 

KOSE E. HOGAN. ------- Ferry Hall 

K. J. L. MATTHEWS, - Academy 

M. WOOLSEY, .__...- Athletics 

R. L. Roberts, ------- Alumni 

George C. Rice, - - - Business Manager 

J. E. CARVER, - - - Advertising Manager 

Subscription Ter?is: For the school year, $1.50 in 
advance. Single copies, 5 cents. 

Entered at the postoffice, Lake Forest, 111., as second- 
class matter. 

Dr. Coulter's Resignation. 

Lake Forest University is agair exper- 
iencing" a time in which matters are somewhat 
unsettled and when the board of trustees has 
on its hands man}- caies for the future wel- 
fare of the institution here. But many pray- 
ers have gone up for Lake Forest and are still 
being made for the University and there can 
be no doubt that these prayers wi'l be heard. 
By next fall, or perhaps much sooner, a new 
president will probably take upon himself the 
duties which Dr. Coulter will soon relinquish 
and the much-needed new endowment may be 
secured, too, before that date. 

The resignation of President Coulter comes 
as a great surprise, and a surprise that is by no 
means welcome. What will be the gain 
of Chicago University will be the 
loss of Lake Forest, for Dr. Coulter is 
one of the best and broadest scholars 
in the United States. His coming to Lake 
Forest a few years ago was welcomed by 
all. He has labored in Lake Forest's inter- 
est unceasingly since he took up the presi- 
dency and his many- efforts have borne 
good fruit. All the students have found in 
him a warm friend, a man who has done ev- 
erything for their good and who is a born 
educator and yet, who with all his talents is 
one of the most unassuming of men. 

Dr. Coulter's sole and single reason for leav- 
ing Lake Forest at this time to take up the 
head professorship in botany at the Univer- 
sity of Chicago is, as he himself states in the 

interviews given out, that no botanist will 
pass by the opportunity to accept the most 
promising botanical position in the United 
States. Dr. Coulter's specialty is botany and 
he ranks as the most prominent botanist of 
this country. It is no wonder, therefore, that 
he should prefer a place in which he can de- 
vote himself entirely to his favorite subject. 

The hope of everyone just now is that his 
work may be turned over to a man worthy to 
be the successor of those who have been at 
the head of Lake Forest University in the past, 
and well fitted to accomplish properly the task 
which is imposed upon him — a task by no 
means an easy one and a labor which it will 
take an exceedingly able man to discharge. 

College Rows Epidemic. 

Lake Forest Academy is not the only in- 
stitution of learning which has had a rebel- 
lion within its walls. In fact, there seems to 
be more or less of an epidemic of rows in some 
of the western institutions. The juniors and 
seniors of Ohio Wesleyan a short time ago had 
a general scrimmage, affording 3,000 of the 
town people of Delaware, O., a pleasing spec 
tacle which made them forget their bus- 
iness cares for awhile. Then seventy of the 
"medics" in the University of Iowa, intimating 
that they were displeased with the action of 
the faculty in suspending four of their num- 
ber, were promptly suspended for two weeks. 
Four hundred students at Missouri, to show 
their loyalty to thirty men who had been sus- 
pended for removing a sidewalk on the cam- 
pus which they claimed was worse than no 
sidewalk, refused to attend recitations and at 
last accounts the president had telegraphed 
the governor of the state for advice. And 
lastly comes Wabash, that paragon of Hoosier 
virtue, with a wholesale class fight that began 
on the day before Washington's birthday with 
the releasing of two doves in chapel, decked 
with the freshman class colors. Now the 
flight of the birds with their variegated plum- 
age in the days of Rome might have meant 
much to the priests who took the auspices, but 
to the assembled sophomores and seniors of 
Wabash they r meant only one thing, and that 
was war. Of course they couldn't be expected 
to be cool-headed enough to remember that 
doves are messengers of peace. They dreamed 
only of emulating the Washington who 
drubbed the British, and now each pair of 
classes is struggling to prove that all the 
Washingtons are in it and that the other 


classes are made up of British and Tories ex- 

First Indoor Meet. 

Saturday evening-, the 29th inst., our repre- 
sentatives in athletics will meet the men of the 
University of Chicago in the first indoor con- 
test Lake Forest will have this season. Many 
of our old men are to compete, and so far as 
they are concerned the3' will do themselves 
proud, that is certain. But there are several 
new men, men who are as yet untried in inter- 
collegiate contests, and on them depends 
much of the outcome of the meet. The prac- 
tice has not been all that could be desired 
so far this season, although many of the men 
have been faithful in the "gym" work and good 
results are expected from them. Although 
Chicago has so much more material than Lake 
Forest, yet what little we have is of a first-rate 
variety, and it is not numbers that counts in 
an athletic meet. Another feature which must 
not be overlooked is the support b3' the Col- 
lege men. Let every man who can, go to Chi- 
cago Saturda3' and support our men. Everj' 
man's presence counts as a stimulus to the 

First Announced by The Stentor. 

Modesty as a rule prevents The Stentor 
from making' mention of its own doings and 
we deem it best, usually, to Jet others find out 
our good points unaided b}" comment in these 
columns. But on Frida3' evening of last week 
The Stentor registered one of the biggest 
"scoops" in the field of college journalism 
either at Lake Forest or anywhere else. The 
-.announcement of the resignation of President 
Coulter was first brought to the students and 
others b3' this paper, which had a large "extra" 
on the streets at A:50 o'clock in the afternoon. 

Until noon, when a telegram was received at 
The Stentor .office, stating that Dr. Coulter 
had accepted the position at the University of 
Chicago, not a word about the resignation was 
known at Lake Forest excepting' b3* three or 
four members of the faculty, who kept the 
secret caref UII3' guarded. Even after the story 
had been found out those who had "inside" 
knowledge refused to divulge it. This, how- 
ever, did not keep The Stentor from printing 
1500 words on the subject within five hours. 
Had not one student overheard an interview 
with President Coulter none of the students 
would have known anything before the ar- 
rival of The Stentor. F:ven as it was the re- 

port was discredited until a full and complete 
account appeared in print. 

Special credit for their quick and at the same 
time accurate work in the case of the "extra'' 
edition is due to Messrs. Best & Speer, of the 
Stentor Press, who on this occasion showed 
their abilit3' and also the advantage of having 
a printing office in Lake Forest. 


Ellis U. Graff, '96, was chosen b3* the Union 
League Club to represent Lake Forest Univer- 
sity in the Washington's birthday celebration 
which the club organized in the Chicago high 
schools. Mr. Graff spoke on "The Ideal Citi- 
zen" at the South Chicago High School. 

Following is a brief S3'nopsis of his address: 

If Jul3 7 i, 1776, was the birthday of inde- 
pendence Feb. 22, 1732, was the birthday of 
American patriotism. The name of him 
whose birth we celebrate toda3' is synony- 
mous with libert3 T , freedom, justice and what- 
ever is highest and best for the state. George 
Washington — when we have said that we have 
said everything. There is no need for me to 
tell you of his life, his deeds, his principles, 
his character. The3' are engraved on your 
hearts and minds so deepty that words of 
mine could not touch even the surface of 
those impressions. You see in him a man 
who was devoted to his country in ever3' wa3', 
and who ma3 T well serve as an example of 
patriotism to all coming generations. We are 
not gathered here toda3' to do honor to the 
man alone. It is his spirit, his principle, 
which we wish also to commemorate. We are 
told that there is not now so much need for 
the exercise of patriotism as there was in for- 
mer days, when our country was menaced by 
foreign powers. Let us see if that call does 
not come to us just as urgently as it has at 
am- time in the histoi'3- of our country. 

Continuing, Mr. Graff dwelt on the necessit3' 
of men and women becoming good citizens, 
and as such tr3'ing- to uphold the principles of 
Washington. He deprecated the indifference 
of the well-to-do and educated citizens, who 
never attend a primary or an election be- 
cause of their belief that politics would be 
corrupt in spite of the efforts of respectable 
citizens, and who did not care to mingle with 
political workers. 

J. M. Hopkins, formei-13- of the Chicago 
Chronicle, has joined the mechanical force of 
The Stentor and has become a member of 
the firm of Best & Speer. Mr. Hopkins brings 
with him his young wife, to whom he was 
married last week. The Stentor Press now 
has the largest force and the best-ecpiipped 
printing plant on the north shore. 



J. K. Anderson, Jr., was kept indoors by the 
grippe a part Of last week. 

John J. Jackson returned Tuesday from a 
two weeks' visit at Wilmington. 

The athletic entertainment will probably be 
held in the Art Institute, March 30. 

Miss Hodge entertained Messrs. Welsh and 
Brown, of Evanston, at dinner, last Tuesday 

The woman's edition was o te of the best 
numbers of The Stextor that have appeared 
this jear. 

What might have resulted in a serious 
blaze in the Art Institute yesterday afternoon 
was fortunately extinguished in its incipiency. 

A valuable addition to the Mitchell Hall 
library was received last week, through the 
kindness of the publishers, Messrs. Stone & 
Kimball, who presented to the girls their re- 
cent beautiful edition of Poe's complete 


Jameson has moved into the East Dormi- 

Thord Ewing has been on the list of sick in 
the Academj' for the last week. 

Professor Smith gave a short talk in chapel 
Friday morning upon Washington as a lit- 
erary man. 

Dow M. Fagg has left the Academy and has 
taken up his studies in one of the training 
schools in the city. 

The Rev. C. L. Snowden, of the University of 
Chicago, spent the latter part of last week 
with his friend, Professor Brewer. 

George Burchell has returned to the Acade- 
my, and from the demonstration made upon 
his arrival it could easily be seen that he was 
welcomed by all. 

Under the supervision and wise manage- 
ment of Principal Smith the measles have 
been kept from spreading in the Academy, 
and only three cases have been reported. 

Much regret and sorrow was shown in the 
Academy last week after the arrival of the 
extra edition of The Stextor, reporting the 
resignation of Dr. Coulter, which shows what 

a high place Dr. Coulter holds in the hearts of 
all the students. 

Ferry Hall. 

Miss -Lida Pate has returned, after an ab- 
sence of three weeks on account of illness. 

Miss Trowbridge and Miss Northrup enter- 
tained their brothers at tea Sunda3 r after- 

The graduating exercises of the class in elo- 
oution, postponed from Feb. 7, will be held 
Frida3 T evening. 

Miss Phelps and the j T oung women of her 
corridor entertained very pleasant^' Saturday 
afternoon from 3 to 5:30 in honor of Washing- 
ton's birthda3'. The hostesses and many of the 
guests were dressed in colonial costume, 
which added to the pleasure of the occasion. 


Editor Stextor: I wish through the col- 
umns of The Stextor to ask students and 
others who use the librae to be more careful 
to return books to their exact places. Access 
to the shelves can be permitted onty by a 
strict regard for the rule, as in a large librae 
a book misplaced is practical^' lost. As 
books are arranged under the subject placards 
on the shelves in alphabetical order by au- 
thors, the returning of a book to the proper 
place is made as simple as possible. 

H. M. STAXLEY, Librarian. 


In the class-room while students 
More brilliant are known, 

He finds no great hardship 
In holding his own. 

On the gridiron and diamond 

With victories sown, 
There too he is in it 

And holding his own. 

And now in the evening 
When da3 _ light has flown — 

But words are too feeble, 
He's holding his Own. 


Situatiox W'axted.— B3' a competent coach- 
man who can give the best of references. 
Famil3' consists of himself and wife. Address 
The Stextor. 


I Athletic News. f 

Indoor Athletic Meet. 

Upon next Saturday afternoon Lake Forest 
will meet Chicago University in a dual indoor 
contest at their g3'tnnasium. It will be re- 
membered that Lake Forest won the triangu- 
lar indoor meet last 3 7 ear with Chicago and 
Northwestern and while we do not expect to 
win every event Saturda3 T we at least hope to 
make some events certain and expect to make 
it interesting for both contestants and specta- 
tors in most of the others. 

We are unduly handicapped by lack of men 
for pole vault, broad jump, and shot put, but 
in the runs we should make a good showing. 
Among the new men for the runs Alcott and 
Bettis have shown up well in practice, while 
Wood in the high jump and standing broad 
has shown good form. A large number of 
students should be on hand to encourage the 
team with their cheers. 

Captain A. O. Jackson has arranged with R. 
E. Raycroft for the following events: Thirty- 
five yard dash, half-mile walk, half-mile run, 
one mile run, team rela}' race, pole vault, run- 
ning broad jump, standing broad jump, run- 
ning high jump, shot put, potato race. 

Baseball Practice. 

The prospects for baseball have received a 
setback because of the lack of candidates who 
have shown up for practice. There 
are some new men who have shown 
baseball ability, but unless the candidates 
appear regularly for practice little will be 
accomplished, however good the material to 
choose from. It is discouraging to a captain 
to find a lack of interest at the beginning of 
the season. He can neither make the training 
S3 r stematic nor effective when the men come 
out irregularly. 

Whatever Lake Forest's chances are for a 
a good nine this spring, it is safe to say that 
they will be entirely determined by what is 
accomplished before the outdoor work is 

Basket-Bail in the Academy. 
Basket-ball is growing in favor in Lake 
Forest University and its introduction into 
the Academy was marked b3 - success upon 
all sides. The cottage boys challenged the 
dormitor3 r b03 - s to a match which took place 

in the gymnasium Frida3 - evening. 

The game resulted in a victo^ for east dor- 
mitory b3 r a score of 11 to 4. Goals made Ken- 
nedy 2; Wood 1; Howe 1. 

Those deserving mention for their superior 
pla3 T ing were: Wood, Howe, Captain Betten, 
Kenned3', and Captain Smile3 T . C. E. Keener 
acted as umpire. 

The line-up of the team was as follows: 

Coey HG. 

Wood L. F. 

Kennedy R. F. 

Betten, Captain C. 

Guthrie L. B. 

Burchell R. B. 

Kyle G. K. 


Howe H.G. 

Mudge, C L. F. 

Cameron R. F. 

Smile3 r , Captain C 

Wilson L. B. 

Cutler R. B. 

Banta G. K. 


John D. Rockefeller has given $7,000,000 to 
educational institutions — more than any other 
living man has given. But Stephen Girard 
exceeded him in his benefactions b3' about $1,- 
000,000. The following is a list of those who 
have given more than $1,000,000 for educational 

Stephen Girard, Girard College, Pa., $8,000,- 

John D. Rockefeller, Universit3 T of Chicago, 

George Peabod3', various institutions, $6,000,- 

Leland Stanford, Leland Stanford, Jr. Uni- 
versity, $5,000,000. 

Asa Packer, Lehigh University. $3,500,000. 

Johns Hopkins, Johns Hopkins Universit3 T , 

Paul Tulane, Tulane University, $2,500,010. 

Isaac Rich, Boston University, $2,000,000. 

Jones G. Clark, Clark University, $2,000,000. 

Vanderbilt Bros., Vanderbilt Universit3 T , $1,- 

James Lick, Universit3' of California, $1,650,- 

John C. Green, Princeton College, $1,500,- 

Wm. C. DePauw, DePauw University, $1,- 

A. J. Drexel, Drexel Industrial School, $1,- 

Leonard Case, School of Applied Sciences, 
Cleveland, $1,200,000. 

Peter Cooper, Cooper Union, $1,200,000. 

Ezra Cornell, Cornell Universitv, $1,100,000. 

Henry W. Sage, Cornell University, $1,100,000. 
— Harvard Crimson. 




(Adapted from the Oberlin Review.) 

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maiden's eyes; 

I've swelled around in golf suits ana in gor- 
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I've made my dress a study, lavished hours 
upon 1113- hair; 

Yet I fear my time was wasted, for she doesn't 
seem to care. 

I've taken her to concerts and to every foot- 
ball game; 

I've sent her every present under heaven you 
could name; 

I've sent her roses, candy, flowers, expensive 
as could be — 

And yet today, "You make me tired," is what 
she said to me. 

Well,— French has got my money, and I've got 
Heywood's bill, 

And one from Calvert, one from Hogue and 
one from Rice, until 

My nerves have got prostration and my head 
has got a whirl; 

And as 1 live, I only wish that plague would 
take the girl! 




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Volume IX. 

TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 1896. 

Number 19. 

President Coulter Leaves Lake Forest. 

One last, sad farewell from the students 
and faculty of Lake Forest University and the 
best wishes of the whole community accom- 
panied Dr. John M. Coulter, until this week 
president of the University, as he went to his 
new field of labor at the University of Chicago. 
At 12:28 today noon he left Lake Forest with 
his family and now the Univershy is without 
a president until a successor to Dr. Coulter is 

Last evening- at 8 o'clock the student body 
and professors, as well as town people, gath- 
ered in the Durand Art Institute to pay their 
last respects to Dr. Coulter as head of Lake 
Forest's institutions. The auditorium of the 
Art Institute was filled by the assembled peo- 
ple who came there in response to an invita- 
tion extended by the members of the faculty 
and of the class of '96 of the College. During 
the evening short addresses touching upon 
the departure of the president and his family 
were made by Dr. Malcolm McNeill, Dr. J. G. 
K. McClure, A. O. Jackson, and in conclusion 
by Dr. Coulter himself. 

Dr. McNeill in a few words told of the high 
esteem in which the faculty held Dr. Coulter. 
Following him the Rev. Dr. McClure spoke 
briefly but interestingly of his relations with 
the retiring president and expressed among 
other things the hope that Dr. Coulter would 
act in his new place at Chicago as did the tra- 
ditional botanist who substituted health-giv- 
ing herbs for poison and thus took death from 
the pot. A. O. Jackson, representing the Col- 
lege seniors then expressed the feeling of the 
students about Dr. Coulter's separation and 
related what the departing president had done 

for them during the two 3 T ears and a half in 
which he resided here. 

Dr. Coulter's closing remarks dwelt upon his 
pleasant relations during his sojourn at Lake 
Forest with ever3'one with whom he came in 
contact. It could clearly be noticed in the 
course of his remarks that Dr. Coulter was 
deeply moved in making his parting speech. 
He occupied the floor for but a few moments 
and then bid the guests "good-night," which 
he deemed more appropriate than "good-bye." 

Dr. Coulter's famil}', consisting of Mrs. 
Coulter and their sons and daughters — John, 
Grace, Margaret, Georgia and little Merle, the 
member of the family who bears the distinc- 
tion of having first seen the light at Lake For- 
est, begii to be residents of Chicago, today. 
Their household goods have been moved from 
the president's house to their new home in the 
city, which is at 5830 Rosalie Court. 

Although Dr. Coulter's term of office ended 
with the month of February, he consented to 
lead the chapel exercises for the last time yes- 
terday morning. The chapel was filled with 
the students and the faculty was fullj- repre- 
sented. In a brief speech Dr. Coulter said 
among other things: 

It is alwas's disagreeable to break ties that 
have been so close as ours have been. And 
yet, since coming here I have made friendships 
among students and faculty that I feel sure 
will never be broken. I have found that there 
are students here who know how to stud}- and 
that the members of the facultj' are men who 
know how to teach. There is one feature of 
Lake Forest University which I do not know 
that 3'ou, as students, know how to appreciate, 
and that is the size of the classes. The small 
classes which prevail in Lake Forest College 
are an advantage which few of the western in- 
stitutions enjoy. There is another thing that 
is of great value to this institution and that is 


the dominant loyalty that pervades everything 
here. My college migrations have been, per 
haps, more numerous than any you have ex- 
perienced, and I can say that I have never 
found students more loyal to an institution 
and to its good. As a worthy feature you 
should be proud of it and cultivate it. The 
life of an institution is greater than the life of 
anything in it, and it is therefore exceedingly 
important that there be kept living in it a con- 
stant and pervading spirit of loyalty. 

In mj- new position I shall not be so dis- 
tant from you that I cannot see you more or 
less often. 

Again expressing my gratefulness to you 
for every expression of loyalty and goodwill 
you have shown toward me, I will now say 
goodbye and God bless you. 

At a meeting of the board of trustees of the 
University held in the city last Tuesday after- 
noon the resignation of President Coulter was 
accepted. As soon as the announcement of 
the acceptance of his resignation reached Dr. 
Coulter he began making preparations for his 
departure from Lake Forest and arranged to 
move to Chicago as soon as possible with his 
family. The extensive herbarium belonging 
to him, which he had kept in North Hall, has 
also been moved into new quarters at the Uni- 
versity of Chicago. 

A very important step was taken by the 
board at its meeting when it selected Professor 
John J. Halsey to be dean of the faculty and 

Prof. J. J. Halsey. 

Prof. Malcolm McNeill. 

Professor Malcolm McNeill, Ph. D., to be vice- 
dean. Professor Halsey has been at Lake 
Forest longer than any other member of the 
faculty. He is exceedingly popular with 
everyone and is recognized as one of the best 
teachers in his subject, that of political 
and social science. He is just recovering 
from an illness which has kept him confined 
to his home for several weeks. Until he can 
act as dean Professor McNeill, head of the de- 
partment of mathematics, will do his work and 
consequently that gentleman is now in charge 
of the affairs of the College faculty. Professor 
McNeill is too well and favorably known by 

all to need any mention here. 

As to who will be Dr. Coulter's successor in 
the presidential chair there is as yet no infor- 
mation. It seems probable that a president 
pro tern, will be chosen to take Dr. Coulter's 
place until next fall, and meanwhile the trus- 
tees will look about for a new man. Whether 
or not they have anyone in sight for the posi- 
tion they' will not reveal, and they are still 
maintaining strict secrecy as to all their pro- 
ceedings during the recent meetings, at which 
very important matters in regard to the Uni- 
versity have been under discussion. 

Dr. Edward L. Holmes, one of the trustees 
seen last week, said that all the important res- 
olutions bearing upon the present situation 
have not yet been acted upon and will be con- 
sidered at a future assembly. The resigna- 
tion of Dr. Coulter was accepted as a matter of 
course, Dr. Holmes says. "There were ten 
members of the board of trustees at the meet- 
ing," he continued. "This was a sufficient 
number to empower us to call a meeting, as 
seven constitute a quorum. A committee was 
appointed, after several resolutions were in- 
troduced, to decide upon a member of the 
faculty to preside pro tern, at the University 
during the interim of vacancy. Two members 
of the staff were considered for this office, but 
one of them is indisposed. No names were 
mentioned as to a probable successor to Dr. 
Coulter. One trustee remarked informally 
that he knew of a good man for the position, 
but he refrained from mentioning his name. 

"We were especially enjoined not to disclose 
the nature of the resolutions which were post- 
poned, but when affairs reach the culmin- 
ating stage they will be published. The time 
of the next meeting is at the bidding of the 
committee, which will then submit its report. 
The resignation of Dr. Coulter is no great sur- 
prise to us. We knew of the intimate rela- 
tions which existed between Dr. Coulter and 
Dr. Harper and the department of botany at 
the University of Chicago comes naturally to 
Dr. Coulter." 

The brief career of President Coulter at Lake 
Forest has been marked by hard work on his 
part. When he came here he introduced 
several radical changes. First he put each 
professor in charge of one department 
and made the curriculum conform to a modern 
system of education. Then the social privi- 
leges at Ferry Hall were amplified — for which 
every College man was duly grateful. During 
the last year the affiliation of Carroll and Gale 


Colleges and Poynette Academy was accom- 
plished, thus increasing" the constituency of 
the institution. Under Dr. Coulter's regime 
the courses of study have been characterized 
by a vigorous modern educational spirit and 
the students have enjoyed the privileges of 
the most recent methods of imparting knowl- 

Besides the regular duties of chief execu- 
tive, he has continued to give lectures in 
botany both in Lake Forest and in Chicago, 
besides editing the Botanical Gazette and giv- 
ing numerous lectures on botanical subjects 
in other institutions in this and other states. 
He has also given many Y. M. C. A. lectures. 
During the summer he has managed the 
school's at Bay View, Mich., and Eagle Lake, 
Ind. During all his term of office he has also 
carried on a heavy correspondence at all 


This morning in chapel Dr. Howard Agnew 
Johnston and Dr. J. G. K. McClure addressed 
the students on the prospects of the Univer- 
sity. Dr. Johnston spoke on behalf of the trus- 
tees, he having been chairman of the commit- 
tee appointed to look after the affairs of the 
institution after the resignation of Dr. Coul- 
ter. He said in part: 

It was deemed wise by the board of trustees 
to let the students know what the status of 
matters is in the crisis which now exists, 
as there seemed to be some who were dis- 
turbed by fears that the institution would be 
so seriously affected that the future would be 
less promising. There is no reason for any 
fear whatever, as Lake Forest will continue 
and there may possibly be something devel- 
oped which" will cause enthusiasm. The 
finances in past years have been somewhat 
seriously affected, but a committee of men 
has been aupuinted in whom we have every 
confidence and that difficulty will be done 
away with by them. In the future the institu- 
tion will be governed on conservative lines 
and its affairs will be so administered that 
when men are approached to give their money 
or it they \v ill feel safe in so doing because 
they know that it will be judiciously invested. 
In future we hope to have in Lake Forest a 
college that will not attempt to carry on its 
work so much like a university but like a col- 
lege, having rather the characteristics which 
have been peculiar to the smaller colleges of 
New England — Williams, Dartmouth, Am- 
herst and Hamilton in New York. The aim of 
the course will be to develop a man, but not a 
specialist — the emphasis will not be put so 
much on specialties as on manhood. It 
is the personal contact of professor and student 
which is of vital importance in making a school. 
I think I am safe in saying in addition that by 
next year a permanent physical director will 
be procured for the College and Academy 

This in substance is all that I have to say; 

the details will be developed as time goes on. 
There will be practically no change in the 
teaching force; every professor with possibly 
the exception of one or two will be retained. 
Nothing tells in the development of a college 
like the enthusiasm of its students. On you 
as students depends more in this crisis than 
on anyone else. 

Following Dr. Johnston's address Dr. Mc- 
Clure arose and was met with applause. He 
told of his acquaintance with every living 
graduate of Lake Forest and what good had 
been accomplished by many of them who are 
scattered everywhere. He then spoke of the 
past, present and future of the institution and 
said that each year had witnessed an advance 
at Lake Forest and that now its roots are 
deeper and wider than ever before. As to the 
present difficulties the trustees would meet 
them, having brought the sacrifice of assum- 
ing to clear away all the indebtedness, for 
which they are to be honored. The faculty, he 
continued, are now more ready than ever to 
meet the circumstances and at the beginning 
of the new year next fall the outlook will be 

"The experimental period of Lake Forest has 
passed,' Dr. McClure said before closing', "and 
next year will see the institution upon a better 

The chapel exercises were led by Dr. John- 
ston, and began at 9:30 o'clock. The morning 
recitations before 11 o'clock were omitted. 

The trustees have appointed a committee, re- 
ferred to by Dr. Johnston, the duty of which 
will be to raise money for the University. The 
members of this committee are Dr. A. C. Zenos, 
of McCormick Theological Seminary, formerly 
professor of Greek in the College; Dr. N. D. Hil- 
lis, pastor of Central Church, Chicago, and an 
alumnus of the College; and Dr. H. A. John- 
ston, its chairman, who is secretary of the 
board of trustees. 


Mr. W. L. Bray, who has been an instructor 
in the department of botany for a year and a 
half, was today noon appointed adjunct pro- 
fessor of the department until the close of the 
academic year by the trustees. Dr. Coulter's 
resignation made this appointment necessary 
as tlie department was without a professor, as 
Professor R. A. Harper will not return from 
Europe until fall. 


The glee, banjo and mandolin clubs gave a 
concert in the town of Wheaton, twenty-four 
miles west of the city, yesterday evening'. The 
musicians appeared to the best of their advan- 
tage and were greeted by a large audience, as 
a consequence of which their proceeds were 

Manager R. O. Stoops has been on a trip 
through the state during the past week ar- 
ranging dates for the spring tour. 



At 8 o'clock Friday evening the recital of 
the senior class in elocution took place at 
Ferry Hall. The chapel was well filled b3 r an 
expectant audience and no one went away dis- 
appointed. Instead of holding the graduat- 
ing exercises of the class in the spring during 
the season of commencement festivities, the 
recital was given earlier this year and the 
change seems to have been for the better, as it 
has proved to be one of the most prominent 
events on the winter's program. 

The chapel had been decorated with palms 
and before the evening had passed the plat- 
form held a mass of roses and other floral 
tributes. The first two numbers, Miss Pate's 
selection from "Henry V" and Miss Stoddard's, 
from "As You Like It," showed fine execution 
and dramatic spirit, but were not so popular 
as those which followed. 

"Her First Appearance," by Miss Stoddard, 
and "The Going of the White Swan," by Miss 
Pate, brought out the most enthusiastic ap- 
plause, but all the numbers were so well given 
that no one could have any decided prefer- 

Miss Pate brought out the spirit of her sel- 
ections with great sympathy and feeling and 
her delivery was grace itself. Miss Stoddard 
has mastered the technique of her art and 
both in the playful love scene from "As You 
Like It," and in the depth and tenderness of 
feeling of Richard Harding Davis' story, she 
showed fine power of dramatic interpretation. 

The following numbers were rendered: 
The Wooing of Henry V. 
The Going of the White Swan: 

A story out of Labrador. .Gilbert Parker 
It Takes the Ace to Beat the King 

Fred Emerson Brooks 

(a) Platonic 

(b) The Dead Kitten 

(c) My Romance Bret Harte 


A Scene from As You Like It. 

Bits of Humor from the 

Bonnie Brier-Bush Stories 

Ian MacLaren 

Her First Appearance 

Richard Harding Davis 

(a) Youth and Art Robert Browning 

(b) A Deux Temps Nora Perry 

(c) A Musical Instrument 

Elizabeth Barrett Browning 


After the program the assembly adjourned 
to the parlors where an informal reception 
was held. 

Ferry Hall has been paying especial atten- 
tion to elocution during the past year and the 
recital discovered some ver3' gratifying re- 
sults. The members of the class are Miss 
Lita Stoddard and Miss Gertrude Pate, who 
have made elocution their major study in 
connection with regular school work for the 
past four years, and Miss Mildred Lyon, who 
entered the class after the progratn for the 
recital had been prepared. 

Miss Fleming is certainly an able instruc- 
tress and much credit is due to her as well as 
to her pupils for the delightful program. The 
concert during commencement week will take 
place as usual and everyone is looking for- 
ward to it with renewed interest and expecta- 



Mr. and Mrs. Fitz-Hugh have returned to 
Lake Forest. 

The Republican township convention was 
held here Friday. 

Robert Fauntleroy has recovered from a 
slight attack of the measles. 

A cablegram from Genoa has announced 
the safe arrival of the Reid party. 

Miss Kathryn Baker entertained a few of her 
friends at a fudge party Friday evening. 

Miss Bessie Swift gave a four o'clock tea to 
a number of her friends Friday afternoon. 

Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Durand returned to 
Chicago last Wednesday after a week's visit at 
Mr. Calvin Durand's. 

Miss Nellie Holt spent two days at the Hull 
House in Chicago last week to get some new 
ideas of work for the Social Union. 

Mr. L. W. Yaggy was received to the office of 
ruling elder in the Presbyterian church Sun- 
day afternoon and Messrs. Eraser and Fitz- 
Hugh were ordained as deacons. 

Mr. Fitz-Hugh has taken up again the posi- 
tion of superintendent of the Sunday-school 
which Mr. W. L. Bray has occupied during 
Mr. Fitz-Hugh's absence in Chicago. 

Tuesday evening the Art Institute met at 
Mr. E. J. Warner's residence. Mr. George 
Riddle gave miscellaneous readings and as a 
novelty the musical numbers were omitted. 

Thursday evening the public school gave 
an entertainment to raise money for the rent 
of a piano. The dialogues and songs by the 
scholars were enthusiastically received and 
over $60 was taken in. 

The preliminary debate which will decide 
who will represent Lake Forest University in 
the debate with the Universit}' of Chicago 
slated for the early part of May, will take 
place March 23. All students who wish to 
contest will prepare their debate upon the 
negative side of the question, and hand their 
names to the committee. Any further infor- 
mation may be obtained on application to the 
committee, Messrs. J. M. Eakins, R. L. Roberts, 
G. C. Rice and J. E. Carver. The question has 
already been printed in The Stentor. 


Faculty on the Three=Year Course. 

President Eliot, of Harvard, has recently 
proposed to the overseers of the college that 
the requirements for the bachelor's degree be 
changed from eighteen to fifteen courses and 
that the mark A be required in twelve of 
these. This system would make it possible 
for students to obtain their degrees after 
three years of work. The University of Chi- 
cago and many of the western colleges are 
•awaiting the outcome with considerable inter- 
est and anticipate following Harvard's exam- 
ple if the experiment proves successful. Several 
members of the faculty were asked their opin- 
ions on President Eliot's action and the gen- 
eral impression seemed to be that it was un- 
wise. The professors interviewed expressed 
themselves as follows: 

Professor Halsey — I have not given sufficient 
attention to the matter to know whether 
President Eliot intends to crowd four years' 
work into three or to decrease the aggregate 
of college work. In either case I should de- 
precate shortening the college course. Five 
years would be better than four for man}' 
students; in fact only the best students get the 
full benefit of a college education in four 
years. Men of mature age enter college with 
the natural desire to hurry through and get 
to active work, but young men of eighteen or 
nineteen need have no such desire, even if they 
intend to take an additional course at a pro- 
fessional school. I do not think that a year of 
college work can be sacrificed without mate- 
rial loss to the student's intellectual power. 

Professor Thomas — I do not yet know the 
exact nature or conditions of the Harvard 
plan, but if it is really to shorten time, I do 
not believe in it. 

I would rather see the college course length- 
ened than shortened. The plan savors too 
much of cramming. The mind is not a sponge 
to soak in knowledge; it is the fibre that we 
are interested in, and time acts as 
a very important factor in the devel- 
opment of intellectual fibre. The man who 
spends four years in all-around college train- 
ing wall pass the man who has crowded 
through in three, in ten year's time. Harvard 
of late has shown a tendency' toward early 
specialization and I imagine that this plan is 
in accordance with the idea of hurrying the 
students into professionalism. The mind 
should be developed symmetrically. This 

policy turns out one-sided men, intellectual 
monstrosities, and I do not believe in it. There 
is such a thing as spending too much time on 
foundations, but the tendency nowadays is 
decidedly in the opposite direction. 

Professor Stuart — Heretofore there has been 
an unwritten law at many colleges allowing 
extraordinarily bright students to complete 
the four years' course in three years. I do not 
know how far President Eliot wishes his pro- 
posal to extend, but I am a believer in the 
time element in education. Four years may 
be rather a long time for men who intend to 
take a professional course in addition. Rush 
Medical College and McCormick Theological 
Seminary have recognized this: both allow 
one year in their professional courses for 
work done in Lake Forest College. But for 
the ordinary student four years is none too 
short; not only will the amount of work be 
lessened but the quality of it will be impaired 
by the adoption of the three-year system. 

Professor Fradenburgh — If this course is to 
be generally adopted it will be undoubtedly 
harmful. Four years' work can never be done 
in three by ordinary students, and the work 
now required for a degree is none too great. 
If the three-year course is meant for extraor- 
dinary students alone it can scarcely be called 
a new plan, for it is already possible for an 
exceptionally brilliant student to get a degree 
in three years at almost any of our colleges. 
This plan, however, may serve as a bait to 
draw men to Harvard with the idea that they 
can complete the college course in three y-ears 
and who will ultimately find themselves una- 
ble to do so. 

Professor Huntington — Although the num- 
ber of courses would be lessened from eigh- 
teen to fifteen by President Eliot's plan you 
will notice that the mark A must have been 
received in twelve of the fifteen courses to 
obtain a degree. The mark A at Harvard is 
very difficult indeed to obtain and I think that 
only comparatively few students, of excep- 
tional brilliancy, will be able to avail them- 
selves of this three-year course. The number 
of students who will come expecting to get 
through easily in three years will undoubt- 
edly increase Harvard's enrollment. The 
plan is in effect at many colleges already and 
President Eliot has taken the lead only in 
announcing it publicly. 


The Stentor. 

Published every Tuesday of the College year by THE 

lake forest university stentor 

Publishing Company. 

S. E. Gruenstein, 

A. J. COLMAN, - 

- Editor-in-Chief 
Associate Editor 


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ROSE E. HOGAN, - - Ferry Hall 

R. J. L. MATTHEWS, Academy 

M. WOOLSEY, Athletics 

R. L. ROBERTS, ------- Alumni 

George C. Rice, 


Business Manager 
Advertising Manager 

Subscription Terms: For the school 3'ear, $1.50 in 
advance. Single copies, Scents. 

Entered at the postoffice, Lake Forest, 111., as second- 
class matter. 

President Coulter Departs. 

Dr. J. M. Coulter, who until a week ago was 
the president of the University, has left Lake 
Forest to take up his new duties at the Uni- 
versity of Chicago and we are now without a 
recognized head, waiting for the board of 
trustees to fill the vacancj'. 

Dr. Coulter's departure is very sudden and 
until the announcement a week ago last Fri- 
day the students did not think of his resigna- 
tion. It is with deep regret that all who are 
in any way connected with the University part 
with the erstwhile president of the institution 
as well as with the members of his faniity, 
who will be sorely missed by all their ac- 
quaintances. Dr. Coulter's work at Lake 
Forest has not been of the easy and pleasant 
variety, for the administration of the affairs of 
an institution such as Lake Forest University 
is a task which will weigh heavily upon any 
man. He is to be congratulated, therefore, 
upon receiving the high position at Chicago 
University, where he can devote his entire 
time and attention to the subject of botany, 
which he has made his specialty and in which 
he has acquired fame. Lake Forest students 
recognize the fact that Dr. Coulter has worked 
hard during the three jears in which he was 
the incumbent of the presidential chair, but 
as it has been ordained that he should leave 
we bid him godspeed and our best wishes for 
the future accompany him to his new field of 

Plans are being made by the trustees to fill 

temporarily the vacancy made by Dr. Coul- 
ter's going to Chicago. There are several 
good men in Lake Forest whose interests are 
centered in the University who could well fill 
the place not only for a temporary time but 
permanently. In their deliberations during 
the coming months, when they are looking 
about for a successor to Dr. Coulter, the trus- 
tees might do well to give their attention 
to Lake Forest. They may find men here 
eminently fitted to take control of the work, 
who are already imbued with loyalty for this 
institution and are acquainted with its needs. 
It is not always the man with the big title 
who comes from a distance who is best. A 
man already on the scene of action may be far 

Very Poor Journalism. 

A display of remarkably audacious, though 
not brilliant, asininity has been placed be- 
fore the public on several recent occasions by 
the Chicago Evening Journal. Needless to 
say, these efforts on the part of the Journal 
are also a display of poor journalism. 

In one of its attempts to be interesting 
when mentioning Lake Forest that paper tells 
how the floor of the gymnasium was covered 
to the depth of two inches with hair-pins after 
the basket-ball game played by the young 
women.' Of course the score or anything else 
that might be termed news could not be found 
in this account of the game. It would have 
cost a little money, effort, care, etc. — things 
which a newspaper should be willing to ex- 
pend — to obtain the facts, while it was an easy 
task for some alleged humorist to sit down 
and write about dishevelled hair, hair-pins 
and womanly expressions of anger. Of course 
such a funny thing as a basket-ball game 
must not be left to rest in peace after the first 
day. It made interesting reading- matter and 
helped very nicely in filling space to tell 
about a bo}' dressed in female apparel enter- 
ing the gymnasium and seeing the game. So 
this too was printed and now somebody on 
the Evening Journal staff is probab^ admir- 
ing himself for having been so very bright as 
to write such interesting "stuff" about the 
Lake Forest girls' game. 

The Stentor only hopes that some day in 
the sweet by-and-bye that brand of newspa- 
per men may come to learn the elementary 
principles of proper journalism and mean- 
while we must "forgive them, for they know 
not what they do." 


Three-Year College Course. 

During the last few weeks a good deal of 
interest has been aroused in educational cir- 
cles by the movement in favor of reducing the 
college course from four to three years, which 
has been started at Harvard University. At a 
number of other institutions the matter has 
been made the subject of discussion, among 
them being the University of Chicago. 

In another part of this issue of The Stentor 
there appears an article containing interviews 
on this question from several prominent mem- 
bers of the faculty, which will no doubt be 
perused with interest by the readers of this 
paper. For the most part the opinion of the 
professors seems to be that a step toward 
shortening the course one 3'ear would not be 
wise, at least not at the present time. 

In a chapel talk delivered last semester Dr. 
Coulter clearly pointed out the disadvantages 
of hurrying through college in less than the al- 
lotted time. With the permission of the proper 
committee of the faculty any student who is 
willingto work hard enough may finish in three 
years here, but his work will necessaril}- be of 
an inferior quality and that will always be the 
result of any shortening of the time spent in 
college. To lower the standard of the school 
would be equall3' bad and it seems therefore 
as though the present course is still the best 
as regards its length. Opinions pro or con 
from anyone will be gladty received bj- The 

"Contempt of Court." 

The concert given by the musical clubs a 
week ago Saturda3 r evening was enjo3ed by 
all who were present, and but for one feature 
the clubs are to be congratulated upon their 
capital initial performance. We refer to the 
thoughtlessness or bad judgment of the man- 
dolin club in allowing a mamvho was recentty 
suspended from the institution to figure 
in the program. Such a proceeding either 
argues a great lack of appreciation of the eter- 
nal fitness of things or else intended disre- 
spect for properl3 r constituted authorit3'. So 
much comment was caused b3 T the occurrence 
that perhaps the clubs have already repented 
the act, but if not, they should see to it that it 
does not occur again. Even if in the opinion 
of the management of the mandolin club the 
member had been suspended without good 
reason, the fact remains that the suspension 
was made by the authority^ which had the 
power, and hence the man should by all 

means not be allowed to pla3' with students in 
good standing as a member of the club, and 
should least of all be cheered b3 r a part of the 

SINCE the mention in our last issue several 
more college rows have taken place and in the 
case of the one down at Monmouth College it 
is even reported that one student was very 
seriously injured in a foolish class rush. 
Much has been said and more has been written 
ever since there have been colleges and stu- 
dents about the poor code of ethics in use 
among some of them, but it seems as though 
rowd3'ism would continue as long as fools 
continue to enter the realms where wisdom is 
being dispensed. No doubt some allowance 
should be made foi the actions of collegians 
under certain circumstances, but brutalit3 - 
and dangerous destructiveness certainty are 
not to be tolerated and this suddenly popular 
scheme of wholesale evacuation of a school 
b3 T unruly students is also a matter that 
would better be stopped. As the Chicago 
Times-Herald said in commenting upon this 
thing, "not all the young men whose pa- 
rents send them to the higher institutions of 
learning are gentlemen," but to save the repu- 
tation both of the schools which they attend 
and the respectable students in these schools, 
the men who disgrace their surroundings by 
their presence should be asked to leave rather 
than be given an opportunit3' to go of their 
own volition after inciting others to go with 


Following was the program in Aletheian last 
Frida3 r evening: Song, Alice Keener; paper, 
"How to bring up Children," Martha Matzin- 
ger; song, Jean Wood; childish sa3'ings, Lelia 
Hodge; poem on children, Olive McClenahan; 
debate — Resolved, That to spare the Rod is to 
Spoil the Child — affirmative, Mar3" Hippie; 
negative, Sarah Williams. 

* * * 

Frida3' afternoon the Athensean Societ3' in- 
vited the Zeta Epsilon and Aletheian mem- 
bers to its hall, where E. U. Graff delivered the 
address which he gave before the South 
Chicago High School Feb. 22. The program 
of the meeting was an interesting one and 
was added to b3 T the music of the banjo club. 

* * * 

Upon Thursda3' evening of this week the 
joint meeting of the College litera^- societies 
will be held in the Zeta Epsilon Hall. 



Make a date for the athletic entertainment— 
Durand Art Institute, March 13. 

Miss Josephine Hazelton spent Saturday 
and Sunday at her home in Forest Glen. 

The girls of '99 enjoyed having a spread in 
Room 11, Mitchell Hall, Tuesday evening. 

Will McNary and C. W. McPherrin spent 
Sunday with the Phi Pi Epsilons at Oaken wald. 

Subscribe for the '96 Forester! There will 
be only a limited number of copies printed. 

The Mitchell Hall sextet and mandolin 
club took a trip to the city Saturday to be pho- 
tographed for the '96 Forester. 

The date for the athletic entertainment will 
be March 13, instead of March 30, as was mis- 
printed in a few copies of last week's Stentor. 

The contestants in Saturday's meet appre- 
ciated the loyalty shown them by the Ferrj' 
Hall young women who encouraged them 
with their presence and applause. 

In the Dial of March 1 Professor Stanley 
reviews seven books of travel, one of them 
being "Persian Life and Customs," by the Rev. 
S. G. Wilson, husband of Mrs. Annie Rhea Wil- 
son, '81. 

The portion of the basement directly be- 
neath the librarj- in College Hall has a new 
floor and seats arranged, and will now serve 
as the chemistry and physics recitation and 
lecture room. 

Yesterday afternoon Professor Atkins deliv- 
ered an interesting talk on the cathode and 
Roentgen or X ray before the chemistry class. 
Some time in the near future Professor At- 
kins will give an evening informal lecture il- 
lustrating his remarks with experiments 
with the Crookes tube, induction coil and pho- 
tographic plate. Professor Atkins says he 
doubts that the University of Chicago has a 
better assortment of the tubes than Lake 


On Wednesday last Arthur Mcintosh was 
elected business secretarj' of Tri Kappa. 

Vanduzer, who has just recovered from 
the measles, left for home Saturday morn- 

John Ferry is announced to be the 
Gamma Sigma representative in essaj' in the 
final contest. 

The rhetoric class has again taken up its 
work and will continue its course in composi- 
tion for the remainder of the year. 

J. R. Henderson has been elected treas- 
urer of the Gamma Sigma Societj-, filling the 
place made vacant by the departure of Sher- 

Frank Ferry has been elected secretary 
of the Gamma Sigma Society. George 
Lawson's resignation made the election of a 
new officer necessary. 

William Francis Palmer, Jr., made his first 
visit to the dormitory last Friday and he was 
so overjoyed that he lifted up his voice and 
made a joyful noise, and strenuously ob- 
jected to taking his departure and being con- 
vej'ed over to the cottage again. 

Captain Smiley has begun work with his 
track team. Much good material seems to be 
present and it is hoped good results will fol- 
low from the earl}- training. The following 
are promising candidates for the track team: 
Wood, Hanson, Bettis, Jameson, Coey, Hen- 
derson and Kennedy. 

Ferry Hall. 

Miss Florence Wells, '95, spent Sunday with 
Miss Pate. 

Miss Guerley and Miss Phelps, of Chicago, 
were the guests of Miss Coleman and Miss 
Sawyer Sundaj'. 

On account of ill-health Miss Lida Pate was 
not able to finish the year at Ferry Hall and 
has returned home. 

The second match game between the Ferry 
Hall and Mitchell Hall basket-ball teams will 
be played Saturdaj' in the Varsity gj T mna- 

Miss Delia Stoddard, Miss Frances Marder, 
Miss Florence Pride and Miss Louise Porter, 
old Ferry Hall girls, attended the recital Fri- 
daj' evening. 

Mr. and Mrs. Pate, Miss Coney, Miss Enid 
Smith, Miss Mildred Lyon, Mr. I. M. Hamilton, 
Mr. Reuben Stoddard and Mr. McNary were 
guests at the recital Friday evening from out 
of town. 


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{ Athletic News. $ 

* i 

Chicago Victorious in the Dual Meet. 

The dual indoor games held Saturday in the 
University of Chicago gymnasium were more 
of a success than was expected, as two world's 
amateur records were tied and all the events 
closely contested. 

The meet was designed to break the mon- 
otony of hard training and also to prepare the 
contestants for the more important battles to 
come later. D. H. Jackson and Cragin carried 
off the honors for Lake Forest, while Steig- 
meierdid the honors for Chicago. 

D. H. Jackson tied the world's amateur 
record of 4:1-5 seconds in the thirty-five-yard 
dash and Steig"meier, of Chicago, equalled the 
record in the standing broad jump, clearing 
10 feet 5 inches. Cragin did fast work in the 
mile, clipping eight seconds from his last 
j^ear's record. The most hopeful thing about 
the contest was that it called out new men. 
Both schools had several novices who showed 
up well in their events. For Lake Forest 
Wood, Alcott, Coe3' and Bettis gave much 
promise for the future; also J. K. Anderson in 
the walk. 

The thirty-five-yard dash brought out a 
score of entries and was closely contested. 
The relay race was a most interesting event, 
as usual, and while our seven men did not 
win, thej' put up a good race notwithstanding 
the accident to Bettis, who took a somersault 
on the turn, and the disadvantage of running- 
several men who were tired from previous 
efforts. Peabody and Cragin started the race. 
Cragin and Bettis fell behind their men; New- 
ton started out at a rapid pace for the first 
two 'aps, gaining nearl3' all that was lost, but 
he dropped back in the last. A. O. and D. H. 
Jackson gained on their men but could not 
overcome the big lead. Following is the score 
by points: 


Chicago, G 1 ^ 6V2 4 56 

Lake Forest, 3K 2 3% 5 33 

The following is a summary of the events: 

Mile run — Entries: Lake Forest, Cragin, 
Rice; Chicago, Calhoun, Peterson. Cragin 
first, Calhoun second, Rice third. Time, 
4:51 3-5. 

Half-mile walk — Entries: Lake Forest, 
Anderson; Chicago, Gundlach, Barrett. Gund- 
lach first, Anderson second, Barrett third. 
Time, 3:52 2-5. 

Thirty-five yard dash— Entries: Lake 
Forest, Kennedy, Brearley, Jaeger, Hosasck, 

Newton, D. H. Jackson, Coe3', J. J. Jackson; Chi- 
cago, Burroughs, G. L. White, Abernath3', 
Steigmeier, \V00le3*, Bond, Dicke3', Mosser, W. 
Jackson. D. H. Jackson first, Burroughs sec- 
ond, Woole3 T third. Time, 4 1-5 seconds. 

Potato race — Entries: Lake Forest, New- 
ton, W. Jackson, Coey; Chicago, Eckhart, 
Clendenning, Fish, Mosser. Newton and Fish 
tied, W. Jackson third. Time, 51 seconds. 

Running high jump— Entries: Lake Forest, 
Wood, Anderson, Jaeger, J. J. Jackson; 
Chicago, Steigmeier, Hurshberger. Steig- 
meier first, Hurshberger, second, Wood third. 
Distance, 5 feet 3 3 ± inches. 

One-half mile run— Entries: Lake Forest, 
Alcott, Craigin; Chicago, Peabod3 r , Anderson, 
Craigin first, Peabody second, Alcott third. 
Time, 2:14 2-5. 

Putting the shot — Entries: Lake Forest, 
Woolses - ; Chicago, Hurshberger, Williamson, 
Steigmeier, Kenned3'. Williamson first, 34 feet 
6 inches; Hurshberger second, 34 feet; Woolse3' 
third, 32 feet 5 inches. 

Running broad jump— Entries: Lake Forest, 
Jaeger, Hossack, J. J.Jackson, Wood; Chicago, 
Neel, Hurshberger, Dieke\ - , Steigmeier. Dicke3 T 
won, 19 feet; Hurshberger second, 18 feet 7*0 
inches; Steigmeier, third, 18 feet 7 inches. 

Standing broad jump— Entries: Lake 
Forest, Wood, J. J. Jackson; Chicago, Bond, 
Steigmeier, W. Jackson, Woole3', Drew. Steig- 
meier won, 10 feet 5 inches; Wood second, 10 
feet 1 inch; Jackson third, 9 feet ll l 3 inches. 

Two-mile relay — Entries: Lake Forest, 
Cragin, D. H. Jackson, A. O.Jackson, J. J.Jack- 
son, Newton, Bettis, Jae»-er; Chicago, Peat>od3', 
J. L.White, Walling, Clark, Campbell, Dicker- 
son, Palmeter. Chicago won, Lake Forest sec- 
ond. Time, 6:51 3-5. 

Referee — J. E. Ravcroft. Judges of finish — 
F. D. Nichols, T. B. Egbert, Professor Shailer 
Matthews, C. E. Keener. 

Judges in field— H. T. Clarke, E. R. Perry, C. 
T. Teetzel. 

Timers — Professor Williams, A. A. Stagg. 

Starter — J. E. Ra3'croft. 

Clerk of course — C. V. Bachelle. 

Scorer — H. M. Adkinson. 

Inspectors— C. T. Teetzel, N. W. Flint, G. A. 

There will be an invitation indoor meet held 
in the Armory, March 14, under the auspices 
of Chicago Universit3'. 

The eastern athletes have declined to accept 
the challenge of the Western Intercollegiate 
Athletic Association for a dual meet of "first 
and second men to be held the latter part of 

Girls Ready for Another Fray. 
Mitchell Hall and Ferry Hall Seminary will 
try their luck in the arena for a second time 
next Saturday forenoon. The3 r will meet each 
other in battle arra3' — if bloomers may so be 
termed — on the hardwood floor of the men's 
g3'mnasium, between Academia and Fr3'e's, 



bent upon defeating or dying' in the attempt. 
In view of the strictly immaterial and impar- 
tial score of the last battle there will be a 
mutual attempt to get a respectable score this 
time, if it costs the warrioresses the limit of 
thirty-six sprained ankles to reach the same. 

It is reported that unless there will be 
another tie either Ferry Hall or its antagonist 
will win the game, and in that case, of course, 
the losing side will blame the umpire with 
dishonesty and. the opponents with 
brutality. One thing, at least, is certain; there 
will be a total suspension of business Satur- 
day among' the female population. 

Whether or not the insignificant men will 
this time be granted permission to see the 
work of personal demolition on the part of 
the fair ones has not yet been decided, there 
being a division among the players as to the 
propriety of abolishing the exclusion act 
which made the side-walk so popular during 
the last game. There is a dim ray of hope, 
however, for the boys and they may be ad- 
mitted if they can produce the necessary 
change or face equivalent thereto. 

A full and complete list of the dead and in- 
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Important changes in the teaching force of 
the College will probably be made by the 
board of trustees and as a result the faculty 
will no doubt be considerably reduced next 

The committee of three appointed by the 
board, the chairman of which is Dr. Johnston, 
are bus}' looking over the field this week and 
a public announcement of some of their plans 
ma)' be expected before many more days have 
passed. The substance of what they will have 
to say, according to all indications and judg- 
ing from what can be learned from those 
members of the faculty who are in a position 
to know, is that a polic3 r of retrenchment will 
have to characterize the course of the Univer- 
sity in the future, so that the debt which has 
been accumulated may be paid and that the 
expenses of the institution may no longer 
exceed its income. To this end it is expected 
that the committee will have to recommend to 
the trustees the reduction of the number of 
instructors. Ten full professorships will 
form the teaching force, in all probability, 
and the assistants in each department will be 
cut off. Professor W. L. Bray will go to the 
University of Chicago and Professor R. A. 
Harper, who is now on a leave of absence in 
German}-, is expected to return and cover the 
work of Professor Locy and Mr. Bra}'. Profes- 
sor Dawson will have all the classes in the 
modern languages and Professor Halsey will 
do all the work of his department. In the de- 
partment of English Professor Jack, who will 
probably return from Harvard, is to be the 
only instructor. Professor Thomas has con- 
sented to teach Professor Booth's elocution 
classes in addition to his other work. Profes- 
sor \V. L. Burnap, who will probably return 
to the Academy from Germany, may teach 
one or two College classes in the subject of 
histor}' besides his Academy classes. 

Outside of the foregoing no changes are 
contemplated and as soon as circumstances 
permit an increase in the number of profes- 
sors will again be made. 

Rumors to the effect that Professor Lewis 
Stuart would leave the College floated around 
during the past week, but were lacking a par- 
ticle of foundation. To a reporter for THE 
Stentok Professor Stuart explained that to 
his certain knowledge he had not resigned, 
nor had he been requested to take such a step, 

wherefore his genial countenance will not be 
in the list of the missing next fall. 

Nothing authentic can yet be said regarding 
proposed changes in the course of study. It 
seems likely, in fact, that no changes will take 
effect, and if they do they will rot be of an im- 
portant nature. 


Congressman A. J. Hopkins, of Aurora, who 
is a strong candidate for the Republican nomi- 
nation for governor of Illinois, visited his 
son and daughter at Lake Forest on Sunday. 
Mr. Hopkins is the anti-machine candidate 
and as such is strongly backed, among' others' 
by Lake County. He is also a warm friend of 
Lake Forest University. 

A reporter for The Stentor who called upon 
Mr. Hopkins was very kindly received by him. 
He submitted to an interview on the question 
of the college man in politics and said in sub- 

The position of the college man I regard as 
being of great moment to the best interests of 
our political organization. The influence of 
the undergraduate is primarily intrinsic; and 
I should not regard it as being wise for him 
to take such an interest in practical politics 
as would tend to divert him from his more 
immediate pursuits as a student. The under- 
graduate has great potential influence, and 
this is only rendered kinetic when he is ready 
to take upon himself the duties of active citi- 
zenship. This extensive power, I should say, 
as compared with the individual and personal 
benefits accruing from his attention to politics 
is small. This relation to politics is the same 
as to that of the theological student to the 
ministry, the law student to jurisprudence, or 
the medical student to his science. What the 
college man can do is to make out of himself 
a health}- unit in the bod}- politic, he can 
greatly further the cause of purity in politics, 
he can exercise a certain powei over the action 
of others of inferior attainments, but his great- 
est power lies in what lie can do for himself as 
a citizen. 

The movement among college men in the 
formation of political clubs is undoubtedly 
significant. It is a trend in the right direction, 
and it means much for good government. Such 
organizations will stimulate discussion, and 
this is vitally necessary to overcome that 
apathy among the voters which makes it pos- 
sible to maintain such enemies to clean gov- 
ernment as political machines. 

There is an unmistakable awakening among 
college professors and college men in general 
toward assertiveness in politics. This is one 
of the most hopeful signs of the time, as it has 
been largely due to their passivity that muni- 
cipal government has lacked that stability 
and integrity which is requisite to accomplish 
the ends of organized society. 

I should strongly disfavor any attempt to 


impose an educational qualification on the 
suffrage of American citizens. I have a high 
and abiding faith in their ability to exercise 
that right intelligently. The percentage of 
Americans strictly illiterate is very small; 
and as a nation the}' are characterized by su- 
preme good sense. I find in ray intercourse 
with all classes of workmen that they are 
surprisingly well informed on current ques- 
tions. There is but a minimum of danger in 
the ability to influence them by the sophistry 
of demagogues, and at no time do they lose 
their distinctive personality as voters, as con- 
servators of the general good and as the bul- 
wark of national strength. In view of every- 
thing pertinent to the subject, I should regard 
an}- move in the direction indicated as ex- 
tremely unwise, unpopular, and dangerous to 
the fundamental ideas of our democracy. 

What I want to emphasize is that the col- 
lege man should above all augment his indi- 
vidual worth as a citizen and as a future 
voter. By doing this the rest will follow, and 
he will have accomplished more by that fact 
alone than he could reasonably hope for in 
the mere exercise of his external influence. 


Zeta Epsilon, Athemean and Aletheian So- 
ciety members gathered in the Zeta Epsilon 
hall Thursday evening where the third 
annual joint meeting of the three College lit- 
erary societies was held. A good representa- 
tion was present and an excellent program 
was given. After the close of the literary exer- 
cises chose who had gathered at the meeting 
passed the time socially until late in the even- 

President W. U. Halbert, of the Athen- 
aean Society, presided, and after a few 
introductory remarks, in which he told of trie 
two preceding joint meetings of the College 
societies, R. B. Campbell rendered a piano 
solo. Then H. G. Timberlake uttered a series 
of sensible remarks upon the late war-scares. 
The Mitchell Hall sextet then sang- a selection 
and responded to an encore, following which 
there was a society paper. Miss Alice 
Keener. R. L. Roberts and J. M. Eakins were 
the editors and the name of their eifort was 
the Bugle. Miss Keener read the paper. It 
was as interesting- as such papers usually are 
and was altogether a production creditable to 
those who wrote it. The "True New Woman" 
was the subject of an excellent essay by J. A. 
Torney, who, as a man capable of speaking- on 
such a matter, by his convincing- arguments 
brought the audience to a true appreciation 
of the new woman. After Mr. Tor^iey's essay 
H. B. Cragin, Jr. gave an impromptu talk on 
recent scientific discoveries and was followed 
by Miss Marie Skinner, who, though she had 
no particular subject, delivered an interesting- 
talk and related some society history. The 

program then closed with a piano selection 
by S. E. Gruensteiti. 

As its two predecessors, so this joint meet- 
ing- was a thorough success and helped in 
bringing the members of the societies into 
closer ton ;h with each other, where they can 
better see what the others are doing in the 
line of literary society work. 


Mrs. Swift has almost entirely recovered 
from a severe attack of pneumonia. 

The Misses Grace and Margie Coulter left 
Lake Forest Saturdav morning. 

Dr. Hobson, of McCormick Seminar}-, 
preached at the church Sunday morning. 

Dr. Thomas Henderson, who was at one time 
a resident of Lake Forest, died March 2 at his 
home in Chicago. 

The Wednesday evening prayer meeting 
last week was demoted to a discussion of late 
religious publications. There was an excep- 
tionally large attendance. 

Miss Augusta Stuart gave a progressive 
cinch part}- last Tuesday evening. Miss Grace 
Coulter carried off first honors and Miss Baker 
won the consolation prize. 

Next Thursday evening at 8 o'clock some of 
the young women of the Seminary will give 
an entertainment at he Social Union club- 
house. All are invi' d to be present. Admis- 
sion ten cents. 

The next meeti' of the Art Institute will be 
held this evening at Mr. L. W. Vaggy's 
home. Mr. W.C.Larned will give his lecture 
on "Mummies and Mummy-Cases," and there 
will be music by Professor Eager and Miss 

The old hotel is at last being taken away. 
The rear wing has already been moved and 
the attempt is being made to raise and remove 
the larger part of the building. The hotel will 
be taken to a site on the west side of town 
where it will resume its functions under the 
control of Mr. A. Kelly. 

Sunday was decidedly a missionary day at 
Lake Forest. In the afternoon the annual 
union praise meeting of the foreign mis- 
sionary societies took place and in the evening 
the joint meeting of the Christian Endeavor 
society and the Young Men's Christian Asso- 
ciation was addressed by Mr. Foss, of Evans- 
ton, Dr. Hobson of McCormick Seminary, and 
by Dr. McClure. In the afternoon Miss Halsey 
recited the poem "Woman's Evangel" after an 
opening- prayer by E. U. Graff, and Miss 
Webb, who has spent a number of years in Ar- 
menia as a foreign missionary, talked on mis- 
sion work in Turkey. A selection was sung 
by the Academy glee club. Blair Larned gave 
"The History of Steady Streams," Xoel Ander- 
son "The Purpose of Steady Streams," and the 
services closed with prayer and benediction 
by Dr. McClure. About $116 was taken in the 
praise offering. 


I Athletic News. f 

* * 

Mitchell Hall Girls Win the Game. 
Mitchell Hall 
Right on top. 

People within half a mile of the 'Varsity 
gymnasium at about 10 o'clock Saturday 
morning heard this yell as the College girls, 
marching in triumphal procession from the 
gymnasium, thus proclaimed their great vic- 

Mitchell Hall had won the second basket- 
ball game by the score of 9 to 3. Owing to the 
result of the previous game, to 0, greater ex- 
citement prevailed than before, and long be- 
fore the time announced for the game to be- 
gin the galleries were filled with enthusiastic 

Promptly at 9 o'clock the gong' sounded and 
the game began. The ball was tossed up by 
the referee, Rosalind Brown, and caught by 
Flora McDonald, who passed it to Lida Jack. 
For the next ten minutes the playing was fast 
and spirited; the players were evenly matched 
and no goals were made on either side until 
Josephine Hazelton, of the Mitchell Halls, 
made a toss for basket. The throw was suc- 
cessful and Mitchell Hall scored three points. 
No more goals were made on either side until 
near the close of the first half. Then, owing 
to a foul made by the Ferry Hall side, the ball 
was given to Sarah Williams, who succeeded 
in making a basket, tossing from a distance of 
twenty feet. The first half now came to a 
close with the score 6 to in favor of Mitchell 
Hall. The features of the first half were the 
dribbling plays of Georgia Keith and Rose 
Sweet, the catching of Lida Jack, and the 
open-hand batting of Josephine Hazelton. 

After an interval of ten minutes the game 
was resumed. The ball this half was put in 
play by Referee Alice Keener, and was kept at 
the Ferry Hall goal for some time, during 
which a field throw for basket was made by 
Edna Hays, giving to Ferry Hall their first 
and only points. The score now stood 6 to 3, 
and the spectators awaited the next play with 
bated breath, for if another goal had been 
made by the Ferry Hall team the score would 
have been another tie. But in a few minutes 
the ball was again at the Mitchell Hall end, 
and was soon tossed into the basket. But the 
gong again sounded, the game was over; 

Mitchell Hall had won with the score standing 
9 to 3. Those who made the best plays in the 
last half were Helen Thompson, Bertha 
Hamilton, Martha Matzinger and Mary Hippie. 
In this game it was the Ferry Halls who had 
to call in a substitute, Georgia Keith being 
obliged to retire from the game. 

The battle throughout was very closely con- 
tested and both teams did excellent playing. 
The line-up of the teams was as follows: 

Edna Hays G. K. 

Phebe Copps L. F. 

Ruth Truax R. F. 

Nettie Metcalf C. 

Rose Sweet L. C. 

Bertha Hamilton R. C. 

Helen Thompson R. B. 

Georgia Keith ) T R 

Miriam Follansbee J 

Ina Young H. G. 


Sarah Williams G. K. 

Lida Jack L. F. 

Elizabeth Torney R. F. 

Flora McDonald C. 

Josephine Hazelton L. C. 

Marie Skinner R. C. 

Mary Hippie L. B. 

Jessamine Britton R. B. 

Martha Matzinger H. G. 

At the close of the fray a challenge was 
handed to Captain Jessamine Britton by Cap- 
tain Helen Thompson, challenging the 
Mitchell Hall team to a third game, to be 
played in the Ferry Hall gymnasium March 
21. The challenge will probably be accepted. 
The Mitchell Hall nine has also received invi- 
tations from the Austin High School and 
Chicago University teams to arrange for 
games to be played against them. It has not 
yet been decided whether or not the}- will 
play an}' games out of town. 

But the triumph of !:L.-urday morning was 
not to be the only reward of victor}-, for in the 
evening all the inmates of Mitchell Hall held 
a grand jollification as an expression of their 
pride in the victorious team. At 9:30 p. m., 
amid great excitement and anticipation, the 
merry maidens assembled in Aletheian Hall 
and marched two by two to the dining-room 
where a tempting banquet had been prepared 
in their honor. The tables were beautifully 
decorated with roses and the winning- colors — 
red and black. Fortunately the period of 
abstinence from cake and candy was over and 
"Gunther's Best" was greatly enjoyed. The 
following toasts were responded to, Miss 
Mary Davies acting as toastmistress: 

"The Mitchell Hall basket-ball team," Cap- 


tain Jessamine Britton. 

''Trials of Umpiring," Umpire Alice 

"How We Feel Toward the First Team," 
Olive McClenahan, captain second team. 

''How I trun the Ball into the Basket," Jose- 
phine Hazelton. 

"Why the Ferry Hall Girls did not Rattle 
Me," Sarah Williams. 

"The Next Game," Elizabeth Torney. 

A pleasant and very enjoyable feature of 
the celebration was the cheering: of Sigma 
Nu. The feast ended with the singing of a 
song composed by Miss Abigail Davies in 
honor of the event. 

Football Manager's Report. 

Following is the report for the last football 
season, rendered by the manager of the 'Var- 
sit3' eleven last week: 



From Treasurer of Athletic Association. $200.00 

From Chicago University game 60.00 

From Armour Institute 15.00 

Total $275.00 


Part expenses Chicago Y. M. C. A. team.$ 5.00 
Part expenses Chicago University game 20.75 
Part expenses Armour Institute game. . 16.40 

Coaching 2.60 

Commutation tickets to Chicago 18.40 

Witch hazel 1.25 

For services at gymnasium 20.50 

For suits and supplies 152.85 

Expenses allowed captain 4.22 

Total $241.97 

Balance on hand 33 03 


From University of Wisconsin game. . . .$150.00 

From C. A. A 61.00 

From U. of M 2fW.0O 

From Orchard Lake 50.09 

From Northwestern Universit}- 100.00 

From U. of Illinois 150.00 

From Wabash College 137.20 

From Beloit College 90.90 

Total $939.10 


Expenses U of Wisconsin game $124.36 

Expenses C. A. A game 7.25 

Expenses Trip Ann Arbor and Detroit. . 313.50 

Expenses N.-W. Universit}' game 18.05 

Expenses of Universit}- of Illinois game 94.55 

Expenses of Wabash College game 128.20 

Expenses of Beloit College game 58.75 

Expenses for coach 80.00 

Expenses for 25-ride tickets, Lake Forest 

and Chicago 72.00 

For telegraph 8.6o 

For expenses incurred by assistant man- 
ager and assistant captain 21.95 

For manager's expenses for sundries.. . . 11.80 

Total $938.96 

Balance on hand 14 

Geo. C. Rice, Manager. 

Entries for the Armory Meet. 

Lake Forest will send a number of athletes 
to compete in the indoor meet at the Armory 
in Chicago next Saturday. Lake Forest has a 
very good chance of scoring in the mile, half- 
mile, fifty-yard hurdle, fifty-yard scratch and 
handicap, and will probably win the relay 
race, in which only four men will run. The 
entries from Lake Forest are: 

One Mile Handicap— Cragin, W. Rice, An- 
derson, Alcott and George Rice. 

Half-mile scratch — Cragin and Alcott. 

Fifty-yard hurdle — J. J. Jackson. 

Fifty-yard handicap— W. Jackson, A. O. 
Jackson, Coey, Wood and Kennedy. 

Fifty-yard scratch — D. H. Jackson. 

Ouarter-mile handicap— W. Jackson. 

Shot put— Woolsey. 

High jump— Wood. 

Relay race— Newton, Cragin, D. H. Jack- 
son, A. O. Jackson, j. J. Jackson, and W. Jack- 

Academic relay race— Wood, Bettis, Smi- 
ley, Coey, Kennedy and Hanson. 


The cross-country runs will begin as soon 
as the weather permits. 

Woolsey put the sixteen-pound shot thirty 
four feet in practice Thursday. 

Training for the indoor meets has superse- 
ded baseball practice of late, but it will be re- 
sumed in earnest next week. 

Cragin made an intercollegiate record in the 
mile run in the meet at Chicago. The best 
previous time on an indoor track was 4:55 3-5, 
but he lowered it to 4:51 3-5. 

The board of directors of the athletic asso- 
ciation held a meeting last week and accepted 
the report of Manager Rice, of the football 
team. Baseball and other matters were then 
discussed. No important business was tran- 

Leland Stanford Jr., University is finally on 
a solid financial basis. Last week the litig-a- 
tion for the $15,000,000 which has so long wor- 
ried Mrs. Stanford and which has sapped the 
finances of the institution was settled in favor 
of the University. 


The Stentor. 

Published every Tuesday of the College year bv The 

lake forest university stentor 

Publishing Co?ipany. 

S. K. GRUENSTEIN, ----- Editor-in-Chief 
A. J. COLNAN, - Associate Editor 


H. B. Cragin, Jr., ) 

J. K. Anderson, Jr., [ - College 

Flora B. McDonald, ) 

Rose E. Hogan, ------- Ferry Hall 

R. J. L. MATTHEWS, - Academy 
M. Woolsev, _____-. Athletics 

R. L. Roberts, ------- Alumni 

GEORGE C. RICE, - Business Manager 

J. E. CARVER, - - - Advertising Manager 

Subscription Terms: For the school year, $1.50 in 
advance. Single copies, Scents. 

Entered at the postoffice, Lake Forest, 111., as second- 
class matter. 

Right View of the Situation. 

There seemed to prevail in the College dur- 
ing the past week a mistaken opinion that the 
indications for the future of the University 
were not at all bright and that the unsettled 
condition of things would continue and grow 
worse next j'ear. The members of the facultj' 
have argued against such an opinion with the 
result that nearly everyone is now looking at 
affairs in a better light. The Stextor can see 
no reason for this attitude unless it is the 
natural skepticism of the student or a wrong- 
understanding' of the talks given at chapel 
last Tuesday morning. 

Though, of course, nothing definite is at 
hand, there is the best reason to believe that, 
as those most interested in Lake Forest just 
now assert, the prospects for the future have 
not been better for several years than they are 
at this present time. Within the last two or 
three years fortune has not dealt with us too 
liberally and though perhaps the constitu- 
ency of Lake Forest has increased in faith, its 
supply of mammon has dwindled away, so 
that now the L T niversity is to some extent in 
debt. But it has been some time since such 
strong efforts have been made to raise money 
as are being made now. The trustees are do- 
ing all in their power and the committee of 
three appointed for the purpose of securing a 
new endowment is composed of earnest, in- 
fluential and hustling men, who' are deter- 
mined to put the institution upon a better 
basis. That they cannot accomplish their 

task in a week or two is certain, but their as- 
surance that the5' will raise the money, 
coupled with the action of the board of trus- 
tees by which that body takes the responsi- 
bility for the debt, should be enough to re- 
store confidence in the mind of every student. 

That there must be a reduction of the run- 
ning expenses of the Universit3 r is plain. It 
is, of course, to be regretted, but retrenchment 
must be the first step toward clearing away 
the debt and bringing about a return of pros- 
perity. Lake Forest has not lived within its 
income, but is now compelled to do so in order 
to obtain a new endowment, for business men 
will not contribute to a school which does not 
employ good business methods in conducting 
its affairs. 

As to the curriculum it has been ascer- 
tained that there will be no radical changes of 
an}' nature- next year and any minor changes 
which may be contemplated will only be for 
the better. There will be no return to anti- 
quated methods nor was such a step ever 
thought of. 

Loyalty on the part of the students will give 
. great encouragement to the trustees in their 
self-sacrificing efforts for Lake Forest and it is 
the duty of every man and woman in the Col- 
lege, as well as in the other departments, to 
assist at least in word those who are expend- 
ing their energies for us. To be loyal in time 
of plent}- is very easy, but loyalt}' in time of 
need is of the truer and better kind. Those 
students who are imbued with this spirit will 
feel confident that a brighter period awaits 
Lake Forest and in a few years they will no 
doubt feel proud to be graduates of the best 
and most thorough college — not the largest 
and wealthiest university — in the whole west. 

Its Fame Spreads. 

"Behold how great a matter a little fire 
kindleth!" Basket-ball, which has been the 
cause of so much talk here at Lake Forest, has 
carried our fame as far as New York, beyond 
which it cannot go without being- drowned in 
the Atlantic Ocean. The New York Sun has 
taken editorial notice of Lake Forest's new 
woman's game. Charles A. Dana, the great 
editor, the most fearless newspaper man in 
the United States, has written nearly a column 
in his paper on the subject and "if you see it 
in the Sun, it's so." How Mr. Dana was brazen 
enough to touch upon basket-ball among- the 
girls in this vicinity is almost inexplicable. 
It is true, indeed, that he has not been afraid 


of President Cleveland and many otl' ■ great- 
nesses, but that he has reached such a 
height — or shall we call it depth — of determin- 
ation as to comment lightly upon the modern 
methods of war employed by "co-eds" can be 
explained only by the fact that distance sep- 
arates him from Ferry or Mitchell Hall or that 
he must be looking for trouble. 

"We hope to see some time an account of an 
athletic contest between young - women written 
by one of them," saj's the Sun editorial in be- 
ginning its story. In this issue of The Sten- 
tor there is just what the Sun is looking' for. 
"There lies before us a man's report of a game 
between the fair inmates of Mitchell Hall and 
the equally fair tenants of Ferry Hall," con- 
tinues the editorial. "Just how the report 
came to be printed in a Chicago paper we 
can't conceive, for no man was admitted to 
the hall in which the teams contended, and 
evidently the report was not written by a 

From this point on the Sun remarks about 
the account of the game and finally tells how 
it would suppose that a young woman would 
have written about it. The whole article is 
exceedingly interesting and should be read 
by everyone. All of the exchanges that reach 
The Stentok have contained from time to 
time favorable comment on the enterprise 
displayed by the Lake Forest University girls 
in taking part in athletics and now that even a 
great and influential New York daily takes up 
the matter we feel very proud of the basket- 
ball teams. This almost makes up for the 
deficiency of the boys' athletic teams during 
these latter days. It probably caused the 
baseball candidates to forget that there will 
be a baseball season this spring; they un- 
doubtedly are dreaming of the day when they 
too will be admitted to see the girls' games. 

All this basket-ball talk may give people the 
idea that Lake Forest young women are only 
of the athletic type and, therefore, a rather 
dangerous article. This, however, is entirely 
false, for these very players who make the 
men's gymnasium ring with their yells when- 
ever they have a game, are also efficient along 
other lines. At a late meeting of the Ale- 
theian Society the entire evening' was given 
up to children and the paper on "How to 
Bring up Children" and the debate, which 
must have been spirited, on the question "Re- 
solved, That to Spare the Rod is to Spoil the 
Child," demonstrated that the Mitchell Hall 
tenants are not regarding as their sole aim 
in life to defeat Ferry Hall, though one might 

judge so from their actions sometimes. 

There certainly is no lack of proper spirit 
among Lake Forest's young women and their 
enterprise is highly commendable. They 
must only beware lest the}' carry it too far. 
Basket-ball must not be permitted to become 
obnoxious, which will certainly be the case if 
it is allowed to hold too supreme a place in 
the feminine mind. 

Reform Needed at Northwestern. 

The professor of psychology at North- 
western is a dangerous man. He hypnotizes. 
Nay more, so successful is he in his mesmeric 
seances in the classroom that he can induce 
even a sturdy football player to do his every 
hent no matter how absurd. It was during 
one of the professor's regular lectures the 
other day that a certain disciple of learning 
at the above-named institution, who glories 
in the name of Stockstill, received a special 
message by intuition that he should borrow a 
"fiver" from the professor. Here is what took 
place according to the report: 

"After the class was dismissed Stockstill 
did not leave immediately. Instead he ap- 
proached Dr. Coe sheepishly and asked for 
the loan. 

" 'WI13' do you need it? asked the professor. 

" 'Well, I don't need it at all, but I felt as if I 
ought to ask for it,' said Stockstill." 

That is to say, he only asked for it to re- 
lieve his mind of the intuito-mesmeric mes- 
sage which the wily "prof." had telegraphed 
to the susceptible gray matter in his cranium. 
But his steering gear was out of whack; he 
did not know how to navigate properly. Once 
having determined to ask for the loan, he 
should have marched boldly up to the pro- 
fessor and touched him for the "V" in the 
proper manner. He "approached sheepishly." 
Clearly something is wrong - with the curricu- 
lum at the Evanston institution. Northwes- 
tern is long - on psychology but short — ex- 
tremety short — on the rudimentary principles 
of successful business life. 


Editor Stentor: Since the girls have taken 
up basket-ball and rented all available lockers 
several men have been unable to let lodgings 
for their gymnasium outfits. The athletic as- 
sociation should either have the broken 
lockers repaired or obtain a number of new 
ones. Froze Out. 



The class in nineteenth century prose had 
written tests on Thursday and Friday. 

Don't forget the athletic entertainment. 

Hear the successful coined y, "My Lord in 

J. H. Torney, of Detroit, Mich., visited his 
brother, J. A. Torney, Saturday and Sunday. 

Robert Humphreys, an old Academy stu- 
dent, now living in the cit} 7 , visited H. O. 
Morris over Sunday. 

Reserved seats for the athletic entertain- 
ment can be had from Thursda3 T morning on 
at Hogue's drug- store. 

Owing - to lack of time in which to make all 
the necessary preparations, the athletic enter- 
tainment has been postponed one week. 

Professor Otto Swezey delivered one of his 
celebrated biological lectures before a class in 
Northwestern Universitj 7 Thursday afternoon. 

W. J. Rice, of the firm of Rice Brothers, fell 
through a glass door in the physical lecture 
room last week but was not seriously injured. 

The Phi Pi Epsilon fraternit}' met in the city 
to have a picture taken Friday. No plates 
have been broken yet and the Forester prom- 
ises to be well illustrated. 

George C. Rice leaves tonight for his home 
in Portage, Wis., where he will attend the 
wedding of his brother, Mr. G. R. Rice. George 
expects to return by the end of the week. 

Sigma Nu is one of the new things in the 
College, and like many youngsters it is occa- 
sionally noisy. Success awaits the new fra- 
ternity, however, if indications are to be relied 

Rumors to the effect that dancing- would 
not be permitted in the future in the Univer- 
sit3 r circulated in the air yesterday. An in- 
vestigation instituted by The Stentor proved 
that such a thing- had only been suggested by 
someone and no serious agitation is expected. 

In the Iowa Intercollegiate state contest 
held at Cedar Rapids, Feb. 27, A. M. Cloud, of 
Lenox College, Hopkinton, won first prize and 
Craig, of Parsons College took third. Both of 
these men were pupils of Professor E. M. 
Booth, and came to Chicago to be coached by 
him previous to the contest. 

The North Shore News printed an old cut 
of the Ferry Hall graduating class of last year 
in its last week's issue. It was a good way to 
fill up as the cut is rather large. 

Charles E. Keener is to be congratulated on 
having been appointed alternate to F. W. 
Clark for a West Point commission, by the 
Hon. George E. White, of the fifth congres- 
sional district. Clark and Keener took their 
examinations at Fort Sheridan last week, from 
Tuesday to Friday. 

Photograph}' has flourished during the past 
week at Lake Forest. Tuesd'ay morning the 
musical clubs lined up before the festive dry- 
plate on the return from Wheaton. Wednesday 
the entire staff of The Stentor went to Evans- 
ton for the same purpose and the results were 
very satisfactory. The track athletic team 
waited an hour for the photographer in the 
gymnasium Thursday afternoon while the 
basket-ball team of Ferry Hall was posing for 
him. The "Cads" were "taken" in the morn- 
ing and at i o'clock the Mitchell Hall team 
filed out and was photographed in the open 
air. Professor Atkins has been making some 
Roentgen shadowgraphs and he expects to 
develop some negatives of the baseball pros- 
pects as soon as the weather is clear. 

Ferry Hall. 
Miss Grace Follansbee spent Sunday with 
her sisters. 

Miss Helen Searles spent Sunday at Ferry 

Miss Edyth Mercer spent Sunday with Miss 
Pride, at Evanston. 

Miss Hopkins entertained her father and 
brother at dinner Sunda} 7 . 

Miss Mary L. Fales was the guest of Miss 
Sweet Friday evening. 

The second senior of essays were handed in 
last week, greatly to the relief of their authors. 

Miss Lettie Shoecraft, an old Ferry Hall girl, 
was the guest of Miss Mercer Friday and Sat- 

Quite a number of pictures were taken at 
Ferry Hall last week, among them the senior 
class, the mandolin club and the basket-ball 


Miss Helen Chapi i has returned to the Sem- 
inary after a two weeks' visit at home on ac- 
count of illness. 

Miss Young, a student at the Woman's Med- 
ical College in the city, is spending her vaca- 
tion at Perry Hall. 

Miss Smith and Miss Harris, of Chicago, 
were the guests of Miss Hamilton Saturday 
and Sunday. 

Miss Sargent received word last week that 
certificate relations have been established 
with Vassar College. Ferr}- Hall now has 
certificate relations with Smith, Wellesley and 

Thorn, of Highland Park, has, returned to 
his studies 

Frank Smiley received a visit from his 
father last week. 

John McWilliams enjoyed a short visit from 
his mother and sister last Wednesda}'. 

Thursday A. O. Jackson spoke to the boys 
in chapel on athletics in the Academy. 

Principal Smith gave a talk in chapel Wed- 
nesda\ r on "The United States and the Armen- 
ian Question." 

F. H. Shepard has left the Academy for his 
home in New York. After his recover}' from 
the measles his e3 - es were found to be so weak 
that he will not be able to do an}- more stud}-, 
ing- this year. 


Dr. and Mrs. W. F. Palmer, of the Academy, 
acted as the hosts of the University Club last 
Friday evening- at the Annie Durand Cottage. 
It was the regular meeting of the organiza- 
tion and proved to be one of the best thathave 
taken place this year. 

Dr. McNeill presided. The paper of the 
evening was given by Professor T. F. M. Hunt- 
ington. His subject was ''Christopher Marlowe" 
and in his interesting- exposition he g-ave an 
excellent review of the works of Marlowe and 
their worth. A brief discussion b>' members 
of the club followed Professor Huntington's 
reading. Before and after the paper the 
Academy glee club rendered vocal selections. 

The meetings of the University Club are 
still as interesting as they always have been 
and at this gathering- the members were roy- 
ally entertained b3 T Mr. and Mrs. Palmer. 


At their respective meetings during the 
present week tne Athena-an and Zeta Epsilon 
societies will select members for the new edi- 
torial and business staff which is to take 
charge of The Stentor after the spring vaca- 
tion. Upon the last Saturday of the winter 
term, according- to the constitution of the 
Stentor Publishing- Company, the annual 
meeting- of the stockholders will be held. This 
will be March 21. All the offices which have 
been held this year I33' members of the Zeta 
Epsilon societ}- will now go to Athenaean 
and vice versa. Thus the Athenian society 
will elect, or rather nominate, the editor-in- 
chief, business manager, exchange editor and 
one local editor, while Zeta Epsilon will 
choose the advertising manager, athletic, 
alumni, town and one local editor. These tha 
stockholders will elect to hold the positions. 

At the close of the present term, or at the 
beginning- of the vacation, the present staff 
steps out of office and will thereafter devote 
itself to other, more laudable and less nerve- 
wracking- labors. 


Manager R. O. Stoops returned Wednesday 
from a business trip in the interests of the 
glee, banjo, and mandolin clubs. This mis- 
sion was highly successful. He secured a $100 
guaranty at Mendota, and succeeded in mak- 
ing arrangements for performances at Ke- 
wanee, Monmouth, Canton, Galesburg and pos- 
sibly Aurora. On March 27 the clubs will 
appear at the Jefferson Park Presbyterian 
church, Chicago, and on the 28th at Olivet, 
Mich. They will also give a concert at Ken- 
wood some time in the season. 

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And hear Rosina Vokes' Successful Comedy 

fly Lord in Livery, 

Under the Auspices of the 

L. F. U. Athletic Association, 


Reserved Seats, 50 cents. 




Friday evening, March 20, in the Durand Art 
Institute, the Athletic Association will give 
one of the best and most unique entertain- 
ments ever offered to Lake Forest residents. 
This entertainment will consist of instrumen- 
tal music, recitations, songs, dialogues, etc.; a 
one-act corned}- successfully given by Miss 
Ivosina Yokes, entitled "My Lord in Livery," 
i nd a living poster exhibition. 

In an adjoining room there will be on exhi- 
tion all kinds and sorts of posters, including 
some very rare and valuable ones from Paris, 
and all the originals of those presented during 
i he evening. 

Kealiz ng the rnanj' recent entertainments 
1he management has decided to cut the price 
of admission one-half and charge but 50 
cents, including a reserved seat. The Art In- 
stitute is expected to be packed! Help Ath- 
letics by attending'. 

Situation' Wanted. — By a competent coach- 
man who can give the best of references. 
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Volume IX. 

TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 1896. 

Number 21. 

Beside a western river, broad and deep, 

Above the toiling stream whose bending- flow 
Meets the high bank, and turns aside to go 

A quiet path far down the western steep, 

To where the ocean doth his secrets keep, 

There stands a convent, dark, antique and low. 
Facing the distant mountains where the snow 

Lies pure as heaven above and still as sleep. 

About those convent walls the Sisters move 
In silence; nevermore across their years 

Flows any turbid stream of earthly lure; 
The current of man's life they stand above; 

And fix their e3'es, nndimmed of doubts and fears, 
On those far, lofty mountains, snowj'-pure. 

\V. F. Brewer. 

History of the Old Hotel. 

For thirty-eight 3'ears the "Old Hotel/' with 
which is connected much interesting history, 
has stood in the very heart of Lake Forest un- 
molested. Now it is being removed, to make 
way, it is devoutly hoped, for a public build- 
ing which will be one of the architectural 
gems of the cit}'. 

Begun in the fall of 1857 and finished in May, 
1858, the town was laid out about it. Reared 
in a forest so dense that one could scarcely see 
for aii3 r distance, this, with one exception, the 
oldest building in Lake Forest, has lived to 
see the forest transformed into a beautiful 
city. It was built by the Lake Forest Associa- 
tion, which compan}' in 1856 purchased 1300 
acres on the present town site for the purpose 
of locating a Presbj'terian institution of learn- 
ing. The need was then felt of a hotel where 
the men employed in laying out the new town 
and prospective bikers from Chicago and 
elsewhere might stay. A Mrs. Everett was the 
first landlady and several men who intended 
building homes at Lake Forest spent the sum- 
mer of '58 at the hotel. Among those pioneers 
were Mr. Silvester Lind, whose house, finished 

in April, 1859, is still standing; Major T. R. 
Clark, after whom Clark's ravine is named; Dr. 
Train, who is remembered as having been a 
crank on excavating- Indian mounds in and 
about Lake Forest; Dr. Duck, a specialist; Dr. 
Parker, Captain Porter, afterwards killed at 
Vicksburg; Devillo R. Holt, still living in this 
cit3 - ; Lockwood Brown, who founded the first 
Sunda3'-school in Lake Forest; Major W. A. 
Baldwin, and Dr. Charles H. Ouinlan, now of 
Evanston. Mrs. Everett was succeeded 133- a 
man named Steele. After he had served in the 
capacit3 - of landlord for a few months, San- 
ford Kellogg came. During his regime the 
hotel was filled'with summer guests and he 
was very popular. It was while he was land- 
lord that the rear addition was built. Samuel 
Whiting, an old sea captain who had served 
through the war and who had before that ac- 
companied Elisha Kent Kane on his Arctic 
expedition, was next to become proprietor. He 
renovated the hotel, putting in pier-glasses 
and furnishing all the apartments with'a lav- 
ish hand. However, he soon found that the 
patronage he received did not warrant his ex- 


penditures and in six months he was ready to 
turn over everything to a successor. A Mr. 
Cozzens next took the hostelry for a year. Not 
succeeding- in making' it a financial success 
he was followed in turn by Mr. Addison Har- 
ger, the last of the landlords, who came in 1867. 
remaining about five years. 

Since he left the building- has had a check- 
ered career. It has not received a coat of paint 
for twenty years, and the "Old Hotel" has been, 
as one old settler expressed it, "a refuge for 
everybody and everything." Every doctor 
who has come to .Lake Forest has used the 
front room as an office for various lengths of 
time; it has been the haven for young- married 
couples who had not jet completed the build- 

and lead-colored stripes betokening- the ante- 
bellum construction of the building. In some 
of the rooms there are signs of four and five 
locks on a single door. Closets were evidently 
unknown when the building- was first con- 
structed, as it is only in the addition that the3 r 
appear. Instead of closets, corners were par- 
titioned off by curtains in several of the bed- 
rooms, clothes being- hung on nails driven 
into the walls. As the building was chiefly 
intended for summer use there are no fire- 
places in it. 

Several of the boarders have left theirnames 
on the doors and walls. "E. W. Herrick, June 
2, 1878;" "McClaughry," "W. R. Scott," "H. G. 
Holmes," are some of them. Perhaps they are 

ing- of their homes, and during- the last two or 
three years has been used as a club house for 
the Social Union. 

.A recent visit to the building- revealed little 
of interest except the remarkable state of pre- 
servation for a building forty years old. The 
chief signs of its age were the old cheny bal- 
ustrade on the front stairway, the old-fash- 
ioned window-catches, door-stops, small panes 
and the glass doors which lead out upon the 
roof of the veranda from the front of the hail 
on the second floor. On the third floor there 
is the mO£t striking evidence of age. The 
rooms here are papered with unmistakably 
old-fashioned wall-paper, its flower designs 

known to people of Lake Forest. Some one, 
possiblj- one of the old Academy students. 
had taken the trouble to cut on his door: 


Beneath this is a rather artistic drawing of 
two books, one lying open on the other. The 
well-seasoned rafters in the attic appear as if 
they were able to withstand the shock of any 
wind-storm that may come for many a year, 
and the masonry of the chimnejs looks as if it 


might have been finished only ten years' ago 
instead of nearly forty. 

In the old hotel the first church services 
were held, the Rev. Ira W. Weed, of Waukegan, 
coming to preach every Sunday-. In the sum- 
mer services were held out of doors, chairs 
being- placed in the shade of the great oaks. 

When, about 1870, the land association dis- 
banded, the members divided among them- 
selves the property which had not been sold 
to settlers, Mr. H. I. Pearson, of Albany, N. Y., 
receiving among other property the "Old 
Hotel." Attempts to purchase the property 
from him were unsuccessful, and it was only 
after his death five years ago that the site 
could be obtained for the erection of a more 
worthy structure. Last fall the following 
named persons clubbed together to purchase 
the property from his heirs, to hold it for 
some public use, in order that it might be a 
benefit to the entire community: 

K. Buckingham, C. Buckingham, B. L. 
Smith, E. J. Warner, J. H. Dwight, C. B. Far- 
well, H. C. Durand, D. R. Holt, G. H. Holl, 
John V. Farwell, John S. Hannah, D. B. Jones, 
T. D. Jones, M. L.'Reid, A. Poole, David Fales, 
Calvin Durand, C. H. McCormick. 

The building was then offered for sale to 
whoever would engage to remove it. Feb. 21 
it was sold to Alexander Kelly for $55 and he 
expects to have the site cleared by April 1. 

In the conveyance of the property by Mr. 
Pearson's heirs to the gentlemen who pur- 
chased it, there is this stipulation: 

Should the managing' trustees, or a majority 
thereof, their successors or successor, fail to 
appropriate the property to some charitable, 
educational, benevolent or public park pur- 
pose within eight years from the date of pur- 
chase thereof, or should said land at any time 
after such appropriation cease for two years 
to be used for the charitable, educational, 
benevolent or park purpose by the trustees in 
manner aforesaid, the same shall pass to and 
belong to the Lake Forest University and 
shall be conveyed thereto by them. 

Hall without a principal, Miss Sabra L. Sar- 
gent, who has hitherto been assistant prin- 
cipal was made full principal. 

The Chicago Sunday papers published what 
purported to be a report of the proceedings, 
which in a great measure lack confirma- 
tion. A report of the summer school of 1895 
was said to have been given, and action taken 
in regard to continuing the school this sum- 
mer. The prospectus published was only that 
of last year with two alterations — the addition 
of courses in Latin and Greek. While the ac- 
counts may prove correct, they are premature, 
as no official announcement has been made, 
and there are several matters which have not 
yet been finally acted upon. 

The report to the effect that the trustees 
would secure a physical instructor for next 
year at a salary of $1,8 ID was without founda- 



At the meeting of the trustees of the Uni-^ 
versify held at the Sherman House, Chicago, 
Saturday afternoon, several important mat- 
ters were discussed and decisive action taken 
upon some of them. Dean J. J. Halsey was 
appointed acting president until a successor 
to Dr. Coulter is secured. This is the position 
which Dr. J. G. K. McClure held during the 
interim between the resignation of Dr. 
Roberts and the coming of Dr. Coulter. 

As the resignation of Dr. Coulter left Ferry 

The entertainment to be given Friday even- 
ing in the Durand Art Institute under the aus- 
pices of the athletic association promises to 
be the best of the kind for the admission 
charged ever given in this city. Rehearsals 
of the play, which, by the way, was one of 
Rosina Vokes' most popular plays, have been 
in progress for weeks, and all those taking 
part are sure to do themselves great credit in 
the various roles which they are to assume. 

The drawing card of the evening, however, is 
to be the "Living Poster Exhibition," a most 
unique and original idea for a Lake Forest 
entertainment. Over twenty of these posters 
will be displayed, including these rare ones: 
"Place de Glace," "Divan Japonais" and "Four 
off," from Paris; also the famous and familiar 
American posters of "Chocolate Menier," Lip- 
pincott's for August, '93, and Francis Wilson's 
"The Chieftain." Opportunity will be afforded 
to laugh over "Side-Tracked," "Charley's 
Aunt" and others. There will be instrumen- 
tal music, a comic recitation and other num- 
bers on the program besides those already 

Special attention is called to two things — the 
price of admission, which has been placed so 
low as to be within the reach of all, and sec- 
ondly the fact that the performance will begin 
at exactlv 8 o'clock. This does not mean five, 
ten, fifteen or thirty minutes after, butSo'clock 
sharp, and it is quite necessary that all should 
be seated by that time. The athletic associa- 
tion is somewhat in debt and desires to free 
itself of this by the proceeds of the entertain- 
ment. Will you assist in so doing? 

The North Shore News, owing to business 
troubles, has been forced to suspend publica- 
tion for a temporary period. In an issue sent 
out yesterday it makes its valedictory. 



Athletic entertainment Friday night. 

Don't forget the athletic entertainment. 

Read the announcement of the athletic en- 

Hand your subscription for a '96 Forester to 
H. B. Cragin, Jr. 

Hear the successful comedy, "My Lord in 

Miss Tanetta Gilleland spent Sunday with 
Miss Melleu. 

Miss Marie Skinner visited friends at Evans- 
ton last week. 

Mrs. F. M. Wood, of Fargo, N. D., visited her 
daughters at Mitchell Hall Saturday and Sun- 

Professor Thomas will entertain the mem- 
bers of his classes in both this and last semes- 
ter at his home this evening. 

Miss Verne Hall is still l3 T ing ill at her home 
in Waukegan but hopes to return to her Col- 
lege studies in a week or two. 

P.M. Wuillemin. of Elgi 1, one of the de- 
parted last year's freshmen, visited Lake For- 
est friends Saturday and Sunday. Max intends 
entering the Boston Institute of Technology 
next fall. 

Those who will be unable to attend the ath- 
letic entertainment Friday evening ma} - pur- 
chase tickets for the full dress rehearsal 
Thursday evening by paying the regular 
price, 50 cents. 

Arthur S. Reid, '97, writes from Naples, Italy, 
that the members of the party are all in good 
health and spirits and that they lately had 
the pleasure of taking off their hats to King 

Kighty-seven volumes have been added to 
the library since the beginning of the year. 
This collection includes works by French and 
German authors, travels, fiction and on chemis- 
try, besides a few religious works. 

Thursday evening the meeting of the Uni- 
versity Club will be held at the Eliza Remsen 
Cottage. Henry D. Lloyd, of Winnetka, the 
prominent writer on economic problems of 
the day, will read the paper. 

This is St. Patrick's Day. There is no special 
celebration or holiday among the students in 

honor of the occasion, but readers of The 
STENTOR who wish to do so may consider to- 
day's issue the St. Patrick's Day number. 

J. W. Hubachek left his stove door open dur- 
ing the night last week and was nearly as- 
phyxiated by coal gas as a result. Mr. Bell, 
in whose house he is living - , awoke and with 
great difficulty succeeded in arousing 

Miss Jennie Wood will leave for her home in 
Fargo, N. D., in a few days, the condition of 
her eyes being such that she cannot continue 
her studies this year. Her friends are sorry 
that she is compelled to relinquish her work. 

There was only one record broken last Sat- 
urday night and its fracture occurred after 
the meet. Four Lake Forest men left the Mar- 
shall Field corner at exactly 11:30 and caught 
the 11:55 train as it was pulling out of the 
Northwestern station. 

Nearly all the copy and pictures for the '96 
Forester were put into the hands of the prin- 
ter at the beginning of this week. The For- 
ester staff has been expending a great deal of 
labor in preparing the volume. It is expected 
to appear immediately after the spring vaca- 
tion and promises to be an unprecedented!}' 
excellent souvenir of the University. 

In a letter recently received from Dean D. 
Lewis, '95, he says: ''A multitude of medical 
facts is about all I have encountered since 
leaving Lake Forest. I was very sorry to hear 
that Dr. Coulter had decided to leave the in- 
stitution. Of course the trustees will provide 
some good man and things will go on 

Preparations for the preliminary debate, at 
which contestants for the Chicago University 
debate in May are to be selected, are all com- 
pleted and the debate will take place next 
Monday afternoon in the Zeta Epsilon hall. A 
great deal of interest in the coming contest 
has been manifested by the students and all 
hope that Chicago may again succumb to 
Lake Forest, as it did last spring at the first 
annual debate. 

To Mr. N. D. Pratt, a resident of Lake Forest 
whom all students of the College know and 
whom all consider their friend, gratitude is 
due on the part of a large aggregation of stu- 
dents who were in attendance at the Apollo 


Club conceit in the Auditorium Thursday 
evening-. He had kindly secured tickets for 
those who had assisted in the ringing in the 
church at various times and as a result of his 
liberalitj 7 a large number went to the concert. 
It is seldom that the students receive such a 
treat and they are exceedingly thankful when 
they do. 

Officers for the coming year for the Young- 
Men's Christian Association were elected as 
follows last evening: President, W. S. MeCul 
lagh; vice-president, J. M. Eakins; lecording 
secretary, C. J. Hannant; corresponding secre- 
tary, W. A. Newton; treasurer, W.J. Rice. 

A meeting of the facultj- was held yesterdaj- 
afternoon at the house of Acting President 
Halsey. Several matters of importance were 
discussed, chief among them being the cata- 
logue and basket-ball. In regard to the for- 
mer several details were decided upon, con- 
cerning arrangement of matter, classification 
of students, etc. 



Tuesdav' evening- Professor Brewer took his 
Second English class to the Columbia Theatre, 
Chicago, to see Irving in Macbeth. 

Messrs. Wood, Kenned}-, Smiley, Dierssen, 
Chandler, Bettis, Coey and Hanson were con- 
testants from the Academj- in the indoor meet 
at Chicago Saturday. 

Wednesday morning Professor Dudley gave 
an illustrated talk upon the Roentgen "X" rajs, 
explaining- as far as possible the process which 
is gone through in making the Roentgen shad- 

Ferry Hall. 

Miss Evans, of Chicago, was Miss Hospers' 
guest over Sunday. 

Mrs. Thomas spent several daj-s last week 
with her daughter, Vittrice, who has been 
quite ill. 

Miss Burchell and Miss Stoddard spent 
Sunday with Miss Florence Pride at Evans- 

The basket-ball team and the mandolin club 
went to the city last Wednesdaj- to have their 
pictures taken. 

Mr. Miter, instructor of elocution in Marietta 
College, Marietta, Ohio, spent Sundaj- with his 
sister, Mrs. Hawley. 

A grand circus, which was given Saturday 
evening by Miss Taylor's corridor, was by far 
the most elaborate affair given at Ferry Hall 
this 3"ear. Not an item was lacking from a 
side-show to a baby elephant, and from pea- 
nuts and red lemonade to a chariot race. The 
various costumes of those who attended added 
much to the humor of the occasion. 

At the regular meeting of Aletheian last 
Friday evening, the following program was 
presented: Music, Misses Wood and Keener; 
medlej', Clarine Mellen; declamation, Flora 
McDonald; guitar duet, Misses Britton and 
Keener; paper, "The Farmer's Weekly," pub- 
lished in the interests of the Farmers' Alli- 
ance of Mitchell Hall, Miriam McXitt and 
AbbieDavies; debate — Resolved, That the Got- 
tenburg System Should be Adopted in 
Illinois — affirmative, Mrs. Torney; negative, 
Daisy Wood. 

Election of officers for the spring term took 
place Li the Athenian hall Fridaj- evening 
and the following men were elected: Presi- 
dent, H. B. Cragin, Jr.; vice-president, W. A. 
Graff; secretary, H. O. Morris; treasurer, D. S. 
Wentworth; critic, H. G. Timberlake; sergeant- 
at-arms, W. G. Condit. 

The society also resolved itself into a com- 
mittee of the whole and balloted for offices 
on The Stextor staff. 

# # # 

The closest and most exciting preliminarj- 
contest that has occurred this year took place 
at a meeting- of the Tri Kappa societj- in the 
Academy Wednesdaj-. R. R. Fauntleroy and C. 
A. Guthrie were the contestants. The judges, 
Professors Fradenburgh and Dudley and Mr. 
J. H. Moore, gave Guthrie 97 2-3 per cent and 
Fauntleroy 90 per cent. Guthrie will there- 
fore represent Tri Kappa in debate at the 
coming contest. 

* * * 

A joint executivecommittee has been formed 
by the two Academy societies for the pur- 
pose of arranging all matters relative to the 
coming- contest. At the first meeting- A. C. 
Yaggy was made chairman with C. j. Betten 

Will Hanson, Fred Richards and Tom Car- 
roll, three town youths, were each fined $10 and 
costs last Tuesdaj' evening by Justice King 
because the3 r indulged in disturbing the Sal- 
vation Army meetings in the council chamber 
Sunday evenings. 

A caucus of the legal voters of the Town of 
Shields will be held at the council room this 
evening at 7:30 o'clock. Nominations will be 
made for the following offices: Town clerk, 
assessor, collector, highwaj* commissioner, 
justice of the peace and school trustees. The 
question of gravelling the roads in the town- 
ship will also be discussed. 


The Stentor. 

Published even' Tuesdav of the College year bv The 

Lake Forest University Stentor 

Publishing Company. 

S. E. GRUENSTEIN, ----- Editor-in-Chief 
A. J. COLMAN, ------ Associate Editor 


H. B. Cragin, Jr., / 
I. K. Anderson, Jr., [ 
Flora B. McDonald, l 
Rose E. Hogan, - 
R. J. L. Matthews, 
M. Woolsey, 
R. L. Roberts, 

George C. Rice, 
J. E. Carver, 


Ferry Hall 


- Athletics 


Business Manager 
Advertising Manager 

Subscription Ter?is: For the school year, $1.50 in 
advance. Single copies, 5 cents. 

Entered at the postofrice. Lake Forest, 111., as second- 
class matter. 

Notice to Stockholders. 

The stockholders of the Stentor Publishing- 
Company will hold their regular annual meet- 
ing in College Hall, Lake Forest, 111., next Sat- 
urda}- morning, March 21, at 10 o'clock. The 
election of an editorial staff for the coming 
year and the transaction of other important 
business will come up before the meeting. 

The Societies Should Not Suffer. 

THE work of the literary societies in the 
College certainly is of utmost importance and 
should not be permitted to suffer under any 
circumstances. For some reason all manner 
of things, including many that are important 
and others that are by no means important, 
have been permitted to eventuate on Friday 
evening, which has always been set aside for 
the literary society meetings. 

This has often been commented upon by the 
members of the societies who are interested in 
the work. But no effective remedy for it seems 
ever to have been invented. The results of 
the postponement of meetings or adjourn- 
ment because of a lack of a quorum are very 
noticeable this year. Literary society work 
seems to have lacked the interest which it de- 
mands and deserves and the attendance upon 
the meetings is too often very small because 
somebud}' is giving something somewhere 
and everybody is glad to go to it. 

The only way in which to reform the literary 

societies and to keep up their work is to em- 
phasize their importance by squelching- 
everything and everybody who interferes with 
them by his or her action. 

On account of circumstances over which 
they had no control the managers of the ath- 
letic entertainment could not arrange to hold 
the entertainment on another day than Fri- 
day. As The Stentor is convinced that this 
was unavoidable and that the entertainment 
will be a ver3' excellent one, it urges all its 
readers to attend. In the future, however, no 
interference with the society meetings should 
be tolerated by the students, who can show by 
withdrawing their support from Friday even- 
ing- diversions, that they are not in sympathy 
with them. 

By no means permit the importance of the 
literary societies to be forgotten. If Friday- 
evening absolutely must be used for social 
gatherings or entertainments, the society- 
meetings should be held at some other time. 

Revive the Chapel Talks. 

The chapel talks which proved so popular 
last year deserve to be revived. Attendance at 
the chapel service has fallen off somewhat and 
nothing short of compulsory attendance will 
fill the room — except chapel talks. Whenever 
the announcement was made last year that a 
talk was to be given, there was no lack of an 

Put Harrison to Rout. 

Ex-President Benjamin Harrison fought 
bravely during the war and obtained an envi- 
able record by his many valiant deeds. So 
far as we know he was never known to retreat, 
even under the most unfavorable circum- 
stances and it was reserved for Ben to return 
unscathed to his northern home, subse- 
quently to be elected to the office of chief ex- 
ecutive and now finally to be put utterly to 
rout by a free-for-all fight between college 
students in his own native state. 

It seems that the ex-president was attending 
the annual state intercollegiate oratorical 
contest at Indianapolis. The students of 
Earlham and Butler becoming involved in a 
decidedly^ animated struggle for an umbrella 
in his immediate vicinity, he deemed discre- 
tion the better part of valor and beat a hasty- 
retreat. Had the students known what effect 
their fight would have, they would doubtless 
have been more careful. The fact remains 
however, that the students of Butler Univer- 


sitj' conducted themselves in a manner unbe- 
coming' gentlemen. In displaying a carica- 
ture of the 3'oung woman who represented 
Karlham thej- exhibited an utter lack of gen- 
tlemanly qualities and deserve severe censure 
for having brought on the fight in this way. 
Enthusiastic for one's college at a contest i» 
proper when kept within bounds prescribed 
to gentlemen; it is disgusting when carried 

The Coming Debate. 

Preparations for the approaching second 
annual debate with the University of Chicago 
are being made so that Lai e Forest may be 
the victor again. There is no lack of tal- 
ented debaters in the College and no doubt 
some excellent material from the Chicago 
College of Law will also take part in the pre- 
liminary to be held here early next week. To 
be successful in defeating Chicago a second 
time would bring more glory to us than tiie 
winning- of five or six football or baseball 
games and hard work ought to bring about 
success for Lake Forest's representatives. In 
view of her defeat of last year and because of 
the two recent defeats at the hands of the Uni- 
versities of Illinois and Iowa.' Chicago Uni- 
versity is making great efforts to win at Lake 
Forest in May. If we can help it. we must not 
let her get ahead of second best in the 

SINCE The STENTOR issued its "Woman's 
Tidition" several of our exchanges, deeming it 
a good idea, have also tried the plan and it 
has without exception, we think, proved suc- 
cessful. College Life, of Emporia, Kan., and 
the U. of M. Daily are two of the recent "co-ed ' 
papers. Loth are very readable, everything in 
them being- presented in first-class shape. 
The April Inlander will also be the exclusive 
work of a staff of woman editors. 

The Stentor is indebted to Mr. C. H. Den- 
nis, managing editor of the Chicago Record, 
for the cut of the "Old Hotel." 


W. H. Humiston writes from South Norwalk, 
Conn., that he has accepted a better position 
in the Trinity Congregational Church in East 
Orange, N. J., where he will be located after 
May L 

B. R. MacHatton, ex-'95, won third place at 
th'e state oratorical contest of Ohio. G. L. 
Wilson, ex-'95, now at Wittenberg College, also 
received honorable mention in the same con- 


Successors to the members of the present 
editorial staff of The STENTOR were placed in 
nomination Friday evening 1)3- the Athenian 
and Zeta Epsilon literary societies. These 
men will be elected to the respective positions 

Maurice K. Baker, 

bj' the stockholders of the Stentor Publishing 
Company at its annual meeting next Saturday. 
The Athenaeans seleded the following mem- 
bers for the staff : 

Editor-in-Chief — M. K. Laker. 

Business Manager — E. U. Graff. 

College Reporter — E. R. Brown. 

Exchange — J. E. Carver. 

Zeta Epsilon made these nominations: 

Advertising Manager — W. A. Newton. 

College Reporter — R. B. Campbell. 

Athletic — J. K. Anderson, Jr. 

Alumni— W. S. McCullagh. 

Town Reporter — Carl S. Rankin. 

After the next issue, which is the last under 
the old board, the newly-elected officers will 
take charge of The Stentor. 

Maurice K. Baker, who will be the managing- 
editor, has been at Lake Forest several 3 r ears 
and is a member of the junior class. He was 
valedictorian of the class of '93 of the 
Aeadem3'. He is editor of the '96 Forester and 
did reportorial work on The Stentor while in 
the Academy. He is a member of the Phi Pi 
Epsilon fraternit3 r and in addition to his other 
work is the leader of the banjo club. 


§ Athletic News. | 

* * 

Athletic Meet In the Armory. 

Saturday evening- a large crowd witnessed 
the games held in First Regiment Armory 
under the auspices of the University of Chi- 
cago. It was an invitation meet and brought 
out several hundred entries. The manage- 
ment was slow in calling the events. The en- 
tries in the handicap events should have been 
cut down, as the great number caused confu- 
sion. In the mile run neither contestants nor 
officials seemed to know what they were doing. 
Scratch men had little chance of winning in 
any of the events. 

Lake Forest was represented by a few ath- 
letes but did not get many places. J. J. Jack- 
son easily won the fifty-yard high hurdles. 
The fifty-yard dash scratch was the most 
closely contested event on the program, the 
final heat being run three times, owing to 
cleats slipping at the "take-off." The mile 
handicap was an interesting' event and had 
a large list of starters. Many thought Cragin 
would win, although some had handicaps up 
to 120 yards. Cragin dropped out when he 
thought he had run the twelve laps after pass- 
ing all but a few of the head men. 

The relay races furnished the most excite- 
ment for the spectators and some were run in 
fast time. Owing to the lateness of the hour 
Lake Forest and Northwestern could not par- 
ticipate in the intercollegiate team race. The 
race will probably be run at another time to 
decide who is entitled to the banner. 

Lack of space prevents The Stentor from 
printing a list of the winners in each of the 

The plat of seats for the athletic entertain- 
ment will be at Hogue's drug store Thursday 
and Friday. 

Lack of Harmony in Basket-Bail. 
Dreadful and distressing- war-clouds have 
appeared and threaten to dim forever the 
glories of co-educational basket-ball at Lake 
Forest. Differences which have arisen be- 
tween the Ferry Hall and Mitchell Hall teams 
caused the captain of the Mitchell Hall 
players to inform the Ferry Hall captain in 

writing that the challenge for a third game, 
to be played next Saturday, would not be ac- 
cepted. The document enumerates the rea- 
sons for the refusal to pla}', stating that the 
field offered in the Seminary "gym" was un- 
satisfactory, that the request for an impartial 
umpire- and referee had been refused, and 
that, lastly, but not leastly, there had been too 
much hard feeling aroused by the other two 
games and that remarks had been made by 
Ferr}' Hall which were "unfeeling, unfair and 

The details of this horrible disagreement 
seem to be numerous and there will be no 
more games between the College and Semin- 
ar}' girls unless the sky once more becomes 
cloudless. Ferry Hall denies having said the 
mean things attributed to it and claims that 
the Mitchell Halls are afraid to meet them 
again in a game. The whole trouble seems 
to be only the result of indiscreetness and 
oversensitiveness on both sides and like all 
such war scares among young- women will 
probably end with the antagonists making up 

Games with Austin girls and with the Uni- 
versity of Chicago female basket-ball nine 
will probably be played b}' Mitchell Hall, if 
faculty permission is forthcoming, which 
seems very probable. 

At the next game the girls intend admitting 
the faculty and it is even rumored that some 
of the boys, too, may be granted entrance to 
the field of battle. 

Baseball Schedule Arranged. 

The following games have been arranged by 
Manager E. U. Graff for the baseball team for 
the coming season: 

April 11 — Evanston Township High School, 
at Lake Forest. 

April 15— West 


Division High School 
Lake Forest. 

April 1(3 — University of Chicago, at Chicago. 

April 18— Rush Medical College, at Chicago. 

April 22 — Armour Institute, at Lake Forest. 

May 6— Rush Medical College, at LakeForest. 

May 9— N.-W. U. Law School, at Lake Forest. 

May 20 — Armour Institute, at Chicago. 

May 26— St. John's Military Academy, at Del- 
afield, Wis. 

May 30— Beloit, at Beloit. 

June 6 — Notre Dame University, at South 
Bend, Ind. 

The baseball candidates are at last begin- 
ning to get in trim, but unless a combination 


with the professional departments is effected, 
the team will probably not be much of an im- 
provement over that of last year. The ar- 
rangements for the season have not been com- 
pleted but Captain Jaeger expects some men 
from the law school and from Rush Medical 
College to fill out the baseball ranks. About 
five of the old men are back and a number of 
freshmen are trying for the team. 

Tennis Association Meeting. 

At a meeting of the College tennis associa- 
tion Thursday afternoon the following 
officers were elected: President, A. J. Colman; 
vice-president, W. G. Condit; secretary, W. A. 
Graff; treasurer, J. H. McCtine. 

A challenge has been received from the ath- 
letic association of Northwestern University 
for a tournament to take place some time in 
May. A local tournament to select the Lake 
Forest representatives will be announced later. 

$260 for Academy Athletics. 
Thursda}' morning the Academy athletic 
association held a meeting- in Reid Hall. Ar- 
thur Mcintosh was elected treasurer of the 
association and H. J. Hanson manager of the 
track team. A subscription was started for 
genera] athletics and in fifteen minutes about 
$250 was raised in amounts of from $3 to $10. 
Later this was increased to $260. 

Bicycle Club Formed. 
A meeting of the wheelmen of the College 
was held Friday atternoon. Only about a 
dozen men were present, but the formation of 
a bicycle club was decided upon, a constitu- 
tional committee appointed, and the following 
officers elected: President, Professor Fraden- 
burgh; vice-president and captain; J. A. An- 
derson; secretary, J. K. Anderson, Jr., treas- 
urer, W. A. Newton. It was proposed that the 
members encourage the formation of a simi- 
lar club among the young women and that 
the bicycle spirit be fostered generally in 
Lake Forest. 

Several students of the University of Chi- 
cago have been suspended for disregarding 
the rule compelling them to exercise in the 
gymnasium forty-five minutes each day for 
four days of the week. Self-supporting stud- 
ents who have been neglecting the rule say- 
that they have had no time to attend the 
"gym" classes, but the faculty is resolved 
that the rule must be binding on all alike. 


Professor Eager, of Ferry Hall, was not born 
on the 29th of February and he missed St. Pat- 
rick's Day by the short interval of forty-eight 
hours, but he has his birthday every year as 
regularly as his salary, and this year he had a 
first-class "edition-de-luxe." The professor de- 
clined to state his exact age to a reporter for 
The STENTORbut he said that he felt as gay 
and chipper as if he had just cast his initial 
ballot. His birthday came last Sunday- and it 
was celebrated with an informal dinner-party 
at which a number of famous men were pres- 
ent. Godowsky, the noted, Friese and 
Mode Weineman, the litterateurs, Hubbard 
and Gorlitz, Paderewski's private secretary, 
met at the Auditorium Annex with Professor 
Eager as guests of Paderewski. 

After the dinner the party went to the 
Chicago Conservatory, where Godowsky 
played several of his own and other composi- 

Professor Eager met Paderewski when he 
first came to America and has since become 
very intimately acquainted with him. The 
professor says that the great musician is one 
of the most modest as well as congenial men 
he has ever met. 

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The Boys' Club met at Mr. Watson's Friday 

Henr3' Ives Cobb has been appointed archi- 
tect for the new Chicago postoffice building. 

The engagement of Miss Jane Fraser and 
Dr. C. H. Francis has been announced. 

Some of the young people of the town held a 
"fudge" party at Miss Alice Anderson's home 
Frida3 T evening. 

Miss Abbie Piatt left for Hinsdale 3 T esterday 
morning to visit the family of Mr. Blackmail, 
whose three children were injured, one of 
them fatally, by a railroad train. Mrs. Piatt 
attended the funeral of the little boj', Carlos 
Blackmail, Saturday. 

East Thursday evening- several of the young 
women of Ferry Hall gave an entertainment 
at the Social Union club-house. It was well 
attended both by town people and students. 
Miss Stoddard and Miss Pate had charge of 
the program and are to be congratulated on 
the result of their work. Miss Gracie Wood's 
music was ver3' popular and Miss Hogan's 
declamation was appreciated. The climax of 
the evening- was Miss Pate's "St. Patrick's 




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Volume IX. 

TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 1896. 

Number 22. 

Acting PirtgyMwt J©kn Jo Hate@y 

Professor John J. Halsey, M. A., who has just 
been made acting president of Lake Forest 
University to fill the vacancy made by the 
resignation of Dr. John M. Coulter, has been 
connected with Lake Forest longer than any 
other member of the faculty. He is the head 
of the departinent of political and social sci- 
ence in the College and as a scholar in his 
special line has won singular prominence. 

John J. Halse3 r was born in 1848 at Louisville, 
Ky., but came to Chicago in his eleventh year 
and has since then lived in the cit3 T and at 
Lake Forest. He graduated from the old L T ni- 
versity of Chicago in 1870. Both the degrees 
of bachelor of arts and master of arts were 
given Professor Halsey by his alma mater. 
After his graduation from the University of 
Chicago he was in business in the city and 

later on did newspaper work, being for some 
time an editorial writer on the staff of the Chi- 
cago Inter Ocean. 

In 18S7 Mr. Halsey was called to Lake Forest 
College. At first he taught the English 
branches, but in 1890, when D. K. Pearsons, the 
well-known philanthrophist founded and en- 
dowed the chair of political and social science, 
he was called to occupy it and has continued 
in this capacity since then except when pre- 
vented b}' illness. Professor Halsey is histo- 
rian of the University and contributes to a 
number of publications, among them being 
the Dial, of Chicago. He is also interested in 
municipal politics, being an alderman in the 
Lake Forest city council. The professor is a 
man of most excellent judgment and is very 
popular with all the students. 


"REJOICE ye hills in olives clad! 

Lift up your heads for joy and sing! 
Ye mountains thrill with tidings glad! 

For Death is vanquished, Christ is King. 

Rejoice ye vales, this wondrous morn! 

Open your lilies to the sun! 
Today- a glorious hope was born, 

The endless reign of life begun. 

Rejoice ye fields of verdant grain! 

Toll out the victory sublime, 
Ye bells! For Christ is risen again, 

Eternity hath conquered Time. 

Rejoice, for it is done at last 

What God hath meant since time began! 
For now the primal curse is past. 

Rejoice O Earth! Rejoice O Man! 

J. K. Anderson, Jr. 

Easter in Athens. 

|«5 ASTER is joyous everywhere. Whoever 
•"""' he is, Greek or Latin, Armenian or Prot- 
estant, everyone greets Easter with gladness. 

In Athens the day' opens with noise. The 
same sounds that mark the dawning of an 
American Fourth of July are heard through- 
out the whole city. The din of exploding 
powder is everywhere. Boys wander up and 
down the streets firing off pistols and tossing 
fire-crackers into the air. Muskets too are dis- 
charged. The people are starting on a holi- 
day. Lent with its severe Greek fasting is 
over. The next three days will be given to 
feasting, dancing' and merriment. The stores 
will be closed, the churches trimmed with 
greens, flowers will be bought and sold in the 
streets and everj'body will mean to be happy. 

The events that precede the Easter celebra- 
tion in Athens are picturesque. On the day 
before Good Frida}' shepherds bring their 
flocks from the mountains close to the city, so 
that when the next morning comes they can 
carry the lambs in their arms or upon their 
shoulders into Athens and offer them for sale. 
For on Easter morning every family, however 
poor, has for its meal a lamb roasted whole. 
So beautiful a sight can scarcely be equalled 
as that of hundreds and hundreds of flocks 
resting under the Grecian skies beneath the 
shade trees, each flock keeping by itself, 
guarded by the shepherds in their flowing 
cloaks and with their long crooks. By early 
light the bleating heard in all parts of Athens 
indicates that Good Friday has dawned. Now 
begins the sale of the lambs without blemish. 
With them is bought a pole of wood, twelve 
feet long, to be the spit on which the lamb is 
to be roasted without a bone broken. 

Besides the lambs eggs are purchased. They 
are dyed red, because the Redeemer's blood 
gave the world its Resurrection. These eggs 

are often inserted in the crust of bread and 
cakes. Athens has no private cook-stoves. 
Bread is bought at bakeries. At these bakeries 
loaves are sold having a single egg' in the cen- 
ter at the top, or having several eggs peeping 
out from beneath the crust. 

From 10 o'clock in the morning the churches 
are open. People crowd them to reverently 
kiss a picture of the dead Christ. At 9 o'clock 
at night the main event of the day takes place, 
a procession through the streets. Priests, 
citizens and boys form it. A black cross heads 
it. 1 It moves slowly to hushed and solemn 
music. The pictures that have been kissed 
during" the day are held above it. Soldiers 
with rifles have their part in it. The Metro- 
politan in gorgeous robes is its central 
figure. Lighted lamps are in the windows 
along the streets. The whole scene is weird. 
"Christ is dead, Christ is dead" is its thought. 
The cry of the trumpets is "Lord, have mercy." 

Saturday is a day of rest. The Christ is in 
his grave. Then with the first moments of 
Sunday come the greetings "Christ is risen." 
For a little time, until 9 in the morning, 
the churches are open. Men and women come 
with lighted candles. They kiss the face of 
the risen Christ as painted on a copy of the 
Bible, they hear the reading of the Resurrec- 
tion story and they receive the commingled 
bread and wine which the priest with a small 
spoon gives to each applicant. Then the day 
is free for amusement. 

Oh, for the time when Easter shall be to 
Athens and to all parts of the earth an assur- 
ance that Christ is dead no more, and never 
can be dead; when the whole world shall real- 
ize that the living Christ is to be in every 
heart the power of all unselfishness and of all 
goodness as well as the power of an endless 
life! James G. K. McClure. 



Ignace Jan Paderewski, acknowledged to 
be the greatest living- pianist, who has spent 
the last few weeks in the city, consented to an 
interview by a representative for THE Sten- 
TOR. The renowned musician is not given to 
newspaper interviews and publicity, but had 
no objections to answering- any of the ques- 
tions propounded to him by the Stentor 
man. Paderewski feels the need of musical 
instruction becoming- more general, and ex- 
pressed himself to this effect during the 
course of the conversation. 

"Too often," said he to the reporter, "the im- 
portance of music and the cultivation of mu- 
sical talent is overlooked by educators. In 
fact, everything else is crowded into an 
academic or college course without any re- 
gard whatsoever for one study — one accom- 
plishment that is higher than the others. Ac- 
complishment along musical lines can bring- 
more pleasure, more prominence in society, 
and above all will contribute in a greater 
measure to the ennobling of man's nature 
than a boundless knowledge of mathematics 
or any science. Why then should it take a 
secondary place in education? 

"Music is gradually getting to be so univer- 
sal that it cannot help but be a power and it 
should be the case — perhaps it soon will — 
that in every American institution of learn- 
ing, instead of only in a few seminaries, 
music may be as important a requirement 
as any language or other stud}-. It takes so 
much hard and persevering- work and so much 
time to excel as a player or singer that it 
must be treated as other work, and there is no 
reason in the world why it should not. Every- 
one, of course, cannot be proficient in this 
art — all people have not the same talents. 
But lack of talent is not considered a debar- 
ment from the stud}- of mathematics, for in- 
stance. And though a great many cannot be- 
come excellent musicians, I venture to say 
that there are very few, indeed, who cannot at 
least learn to appreciate music. The acquire- 
ment of a good musical taste by the general 
public would in itself be a great advantage 
and would greatly help the musical pro- 

Though Paderewski comes from an op- 
pressed country where education has received 
every set-back, he is a thoroughly educated 
man. He speaks seven languages and is a 
thorough student of history. He is a patri- 
otic Pole, but is well pleased with this coun- 

try and its musicians, and gives high praise 
to local institutions. The Thomas Orchestra, 
for example, he pronounces to be unexcelled 
in the world and says that Theodore Thomas 
has done the most for the cause of music in 

Miss Carrie Ripley, of Ferry Hall, played 
several of Paderewski's own compositions be- 
fore him last week and the great musician 
could not say enough in praise of her per- 
formance. Her playing, he said to the repor- 
ter for The Stentor, was charming and most 
beautiful and he says that he has seldom seen 
anyone who plays so poetically and with so 
excellent technique. He highly endorses the 
teaching of Professor Eager. The professor 
will go to Europe to study under him in a year 
from now if he can secure a leave of absence 
from the trustees. 


As to that annual debate with the Univer- 
sity of Chicago affairs are somewhat in a mud- 
dle and the preliminary debate which was to 
be held yesterday afternoon has been post- 
poned until after the vacation. The chairman 
and secretary of the committee which is ar- 
ranging- for the contest have written re- 
peatedly to the Chicago University Oratorical 
Association to ascertain the side of the ques- 
tion which it wishes to uphold. But no reply 
to the letters has been received and this has 
given Chairman J. M. Eakins and the others 
the impression that something is wrong and 
that Chicago is either trying to rob the Lake 
Forest men of time for preparation on the sub- 
ject or that they intend crawling out of the 
* debate entirely, as the}' previously attempted 
to do. 

There are but three men in the College 
working for the preliminary and they will 
continue preparing, Lake Forest having no 
desire to cancel the debate. On account of 
the peculiar actions of the antagonists, how- 
ever, which is pronounced strictly unfair and 
at least argues great carelessness, the pre- 
liminary could not be held at the appointed 
time. The debate itself is to be held at Lake 
Forest during the first week of May. 

Saturday afternoon the two divisions of the 
Kitchen Garden, the "Brownie Sisters" and the 
"Little Housekeepers," will entertain their 
mothers at the council chamber with an exhi- 
bition of what they have learned. 



Next Monday at 11:30 a. m. the glee, banjo 
and mandolin clubs will leave the union depot 
in Chicago on their spring tour. All details 
have been arranged and the trip gives promise 
of being a perfect success. 

The boys will travel in royal style, leaving 
the city in their private compartment car over 
the Burlington Road, which will fly the Uni- 
versity colors and ring- with the College yell. 
There will be five concerts given on as many 
nights, and the entire distance covered will be 
about four hundred and sixty miles, being 
confined to this state. 

Manager Stoops deserves credit for his effi- 
cient work in the interest of the trip. He has 
secured liberal guarantees from all the mana- 
gers, and is quite sure that financial success is 
assured. The clubs will give two concerts 
this week in Chicago, which, though not con- 
sidered as a part of the trip, will certainly 
serve to put everything in good running- 
order and show the boys what is expected of 
them. The first of these will be given tomor- 
row evening at the Olivet Mission, Chicago, 
which is presided over by the Rev.N.B.W.Gall- 
wey, an alumnus of Lake Forest. The other 
will be on Friday evening at the Jefferson 
Park Presbyterian Church, Throop and Adams 
streets, Chicago. 

The first concert of the tour will be given 
Monday evening at Mendota, in the Mendota 
Opera House. After the program the young- 
people of the town will give the clubs a social. 
The next stop is to be at Princeton, where the 
Tuesday evening concert will be given in 
Apollo Hall, under the auspices of the 
Woman's Club. The songsters will also be 
tendered a reception By the Del Monte Club, 
comprised of Princeton's young- men. The 
date for Wednesday evening, April 1, has been 
given to Macomb, where the clubs will appear 
in the Chandler Opera House. Canton will be 
the next stop, a concert being billed there for 
Thursday. Here the entertainment will be 
given under the auspices of the Christian 
Church, where the boys will be received bj'the 
young people. 

Friday evening the final concert of the trip 
will be given. It will take place in the opera 
house at Ottawa, under the auspices of the 
'Kazoo Klub." An exceptionally good audi- 
snce is expected to turn out at Ottawa to.greet 
the boys. 

After this concert the bards will return im- 
mediately and will be back in Chicago Satur- 

day morning-. A special feature of the tour 
will be the artistic souvenir program. On the 
first page will be a picture of the club, the 
Durand Art Institute and the gymnasium. On 
the second page will appear views taken in 
and about Ferry Hall. The program is printed 
on the third page, and the last page will be 
occupied by Academy views. 


Agitation in regard to the importance of the 
literary society meetings as opposed to enter- 
tainments has become warm in the last few 
days as a result of the stand taken by The 
Stentor on the matter in its last issue. The 
majority of members of the societies main- 
tain that the meetings should by no means be 
interfered with, while at the same time Miss 
Sargent insists that she will not permit the 
young women to attend entertainments on 
another than Friday evening-. In speaking- to 
a reporter for THE STEXTOR she explained that 
stud}- for the evening- and the day following 
as well was disturbed by entertainments and 
that school work will suffer if the girls attend 
during the week. Saturday evening, too, is 
not acceptable on account of its being set aside 
for calls. 

Man}- of the students who are indignant be- 
cause the society meetings have been interfer- 
ed with are in favor of boycotting all Friday 
entertainments in the future, and one society 
has appointed a committee to look into the 
whole matter. A few persons, however, favor 
changing the meeting time to Friday after- 
noon or some other day during the week. 

Retiring- President W. U. Halbert, of the 
Athenaean Society, said in regard to the sub- 

"Kither the societies must change their time 
of meeting or entertainments of all kinds set 
for Friday evening must not be attended by 
members of an}' of the literary societies. For 
years the authorities of the University, con- 
scious of the great good to be derived from 
the work of the societies, have refrained from 
interfering and it is only this year that the 
evening has been broken into by purely social 
matters, which might just as well be held on 
Saturday, as they have been in the past. Any 
change in the time of the society meetings 
will be detrime ital. Experiments to meet the 
new condition have been made by holding 
meeting's Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock, but a 
marked decrease in attendance testifies to the 
futility. Any other evening would conflict 


with study. To change the time of meeting - is 
then impracticable, and if people still will per- 
sist in systematical!}' infringing upon a right 
long- vested by custom the only other course 
suggesting itself to me at this moment is for 
the old spirit of the societies to assert itself, 
and the members to deny themselves the 
pleasures of entertainments which conflict 
with the meetings and I am sure the presence 
of the societies in the College will be felt and 
their interests respected." 

O. H. Swezey, president-elect of Zeta Kpsilon, 
also feels that the meeting time of his society 
can hardly be changed and that the senti- 
ment of the members is that in the future enter- 
tainments which conflict with the society 
should not be attended. 


Prof, and Mrs. M. Bross Thomas entertained 
the members of the professor's classes of the 
present 3 r ear last evening at their home on the 
College campus. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas, as- 
sisted by Miss Clara Thomas, received the 
thirty or more guests as the} - arrived. The 
hours were made to pass quickly and pleas- 
antl3 r by the charming violin solos of Pro- 
fessor Yilim, of Chicago, who is an intimate 
friend of Professor Thomas. Mrs. Thomas 
pla3 - ed the piano accompaniments for Mr. 
Vilim and Mr. Thomas also pla3 - ed on the 

Refreshments were served later in the even- 
ing - and games were pla3'ed and college songs 
sung until a late hour, when the guests de- 
parted full of praise of their hosts. 
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This evening College Hall will be the scene 
of the first reception given b3' the members of 
the Omega Alpha fraternit3' in honor of them- 
selves and their friends. Omega Alpha is a 
strong and interesting - infant and will with- 
out an3' doubt prove upon this occasion the 
abilit3" of its members as entertainers among 
their numerous enviable qualities. This re- 
ception will be a fitting close to the social 
events which have marked the latter part of 
the winter term. The guests will be received 
in the parlors of Zeta Epsilou and a brief pro- 
gram ma} - be given during the evening. 
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The male contingent of the editorial staffs, 
both old and new, of The Stextor, will be en- 
tertained b3" J. Kenelm Anderson, Jr., the new 
sporting editor, at his home tomorrow even- 

ing - . It will be the last assignment for the old 
men and the first for the incoming reporters. 
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A number of Mitchell Hall girls attended a 
dinner part3' given Saturda3' evening by Mr. 
and Mrs. J. A. Torney in honor of their cousin, 
Miss Clarke. The evening was passed very 
pleasantly in playing games and writing- 
original poetry. 


Enthusiasm is rising - rapidlv in the Acad- 
emy as the time again draws near for the two 
societies, Tri Kappa and Gamma Sigma, to 
meet and contest in declamation, debate, and 
essay. The colors have already been seen on 
the campus and numerous meetings have 
been held for the arrangment of the coming- 
event. The contestants have all been chosen 
now, much later than they were last year. 

The following men will represent their re- 
spective societies: Gamma Sigma — declama- 
tion, C. Betten and F. Smile}'; debate, Frank F. 
Ferr3 _ ; essa3', John Feoy. Tri Kappa — decla- 
mation, A. T. Yagg3 - and John McWilliams; 
debate, C. A. Guthrie; essay, R. J. L. Matthews. 

Principal Smith has been able to change 
the date for the contest and it has been post- 
poned from April 10 to April 17. 

The contest is looked forward to in pleas- 
urable anticipation and conjecturing as to 
which societ3' will be victorious. 
* * * 

Officers for the spring term were elected in 
the Zeta Epsilon Societ3 - Frida3' afternoon as 
follows: President, O. H. Sweze3'; vice-presi- 
dent, G. C. Rice; secretar3 - , A. J. Colman; critic, 
W. T. Angus; treasurer, W. J. Rice; sergeant- 
at-arms, C. E. Keener. 

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Election of officers for the spring term took 
place in Tri Kappa Societ3 - \Vednesda3-. The 
following elections were made: President, R. 
B. Kyle; vice-president, A. T. Mcintosh; liter- 
ar3 - secretar3', E. O.Wood; business secreta^ - J. 
S. Miller; treasurer, R. R. Fauntleroy; ser- 
geant-at-arms, H. J. Hanson. 

At the postponed meeting of Aletheian last 
evening officers for the spring- term were 
elected as follows: President, Clarine Mellen; 
vice-president, Martha Matzinger; secretary, 
Sarah Williams; treasurer, Jessamine Britton; 
critic, Jessie Wetherhold; sergeant-at-arms, 
Flora McDonald. 


The Stentor. 

Published every Tuesday of the College year by THE 

Lake Forest University Stentor 

Publishing Company. 

S. K. GRUENSTEIN, ----- Editor-in-Chief 
A. J. COLMAN, ------ Associate Editor 


H. B. Cragin, Jr., ) 

J. K. Anderson, Jr., > ----- College 

Flora B. McDonald, ) 

Rose E. Hogan, ------- Ferry Hall 

R. J. L. MATTHEWS, ----- Academy 

M. U'OOLSEY, Athletics 

R. L. Roberts, - Alumni 

GEORGE C. Rice, - - - Business Manager 

J. E. CARVER, - - - Advertising Manager 

Subscription Terms: For the school year, $1.50 in 
advance. Single copies, 5 cents. 

Entered at the postoffice, Lake Forest, 111., as second- 
class matter. 

Welcome to the Incoming Staff. 

The labors of the present editorial staff of 
The Stentor cease with this issue and after 
the spring- vacation the newly-chosen officers 
will take up the work of editing and manag- 
ing' THE STENTOR for a year. 

In laying- down their lead-pencils and copy 
paper the departing- editors welcome those 
who are to be their successors in the various 
positions offered in the service of the Lake 
Forest University Stentor Publishing- Com- 
pany. We wish them everything- that may 
tend to lighten the burden of work and respon- 
sibility which has been laid upon them. We 
hope that they may invariably find their task 
pleasant; that faculty and students, clergy and 
laity, educated and ignorant alike may appre- 
ciate what they do; that complaints may be 
few while complimentary remarks and com- 
plimentary tickets, as well as the sympatic 
and indulgence of the faculty, may attend 
their path and that in a year from now, when 
they too will step down from the editorial 
perch, thej' may feel the happier for having 
held the positions to which they have just 
been elected. 

Regarding- the outgoing staff, little can be 
said. Since their election to office the mem- 
bers have endeavored to cherish as best they 
could the trust imposed upon them and to 
conscientiously control The Stentor. For 
all the assistance and encouragement the}' 
have received they are duly grateful. What- 
ever shortcomings have marked their career 

were due not to the unwillingness of the spirit, 
but to the weakness of the flesh. Suggestions 
and criticisms have been acted upon when- 
ever it was best and no efforts have ever been 
spared to give our readers the news which 
they desire. It has been the policy of this ad- 
ministration to make The Stentor a good 
local newspaper rather than a literary publi- 
cation, for there seems to be no demand for 
the latter, while the former can find a large 
field in Lake Forest. 

There certainly are many benefits to be de- 
rived from a position on the college paper, 
and by devoting every energy to it — something 
which every newspaper worker must do in 
order to be successful— the new editors will 
find at the expiration of their term that their 
work has been appreciated and they will look 
back with pleasure upon their term of incum- 
bency notwithstanding- the many vicissitudes 
which accompany an editor's duties. 

With this thought we transfer the manage- 
ment of The Stentor to the incoming- staff, 
which is composed of men well fitted for the 
work and deserving- of their places. 

What College Does for a Han. 

"The Best Thing College Does for a Man" 
is the subject of an interesting- article which 
appears in the Forum for March. It is from 
the pen of President Charles F. Th wing-, of the 
Western Reserve University, and contain* a 
great deal that draws to it the attention of the 
students. Professor Thwing presents a num- 
ber of answers from prominent college grad- 
uates to the question: "What is the Best Thing- 
Your College Did for You?" 

"College has taught me how to use books; 
how to gather information; how to treat it; and 
how to think," writes a well-known editor. 
How to employ leisure time, or how to 
loaf to the best advantage, is brought forth as 
another art taught the student and the educa- 
tion derived from contact with other students 
as well as with the professors is emphasized. 
The fact that American colleges make men 
rather than scientists and that they combine 
in a way the good qualities of English and 
German universities is elucidated. The con- 
clusion drawn from the answers printed is 
that the college man has been brought, as a 
result of his training, to see things correctly. 
As Professor Thwing says in closing, "Col- 
lege is the agency for the training of man in 
the great business of living. It enriches his 
life; it deepens and broadens his view of truth; 











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it strengthens his choice of the right; it clari- 
fies his vision of and his love for the beauti- 

Her Friends 

Women's Dormitory Needed. 

ONE of the most urgent needs which ought 
to be supplied at Lake Forest University is a 
dormitory for the young women of the Col- 
lege. As a co-educational school we are par- 
ticularly prominent and the advantages for 
drawing young women to Lake Forest are 
greater than those possessed by neighboring- 
universities. Many people who will send 
their sons to larger institutions are attracted 
by this place as the best for their daughters. 
It is necessary, therefore, that ample accom- 
modations for women be provided. Mitchell 
Hall, which last year was opened for the Col- 
lege girls, is doubtless better than no dormi- 
tory whatever, but it is becoming- almost too 
old and should be retired on a pension. Fur- 
thermore, it is not large enough for all the 
girls. A new female dormitory;- on the cam- 
pus would do more than almost anything else 
to bring more "co-eds" here and thus enlarge 
the College. The young women constitvite 
no small portion of any college and provisions 
for their comfort are made by every school. 
The gift of a dormitory for them would be 
greatly- appreciated, should a friend of the 
University feel inclined to make such a gift. 


About two hundred and fifty town people 
and students gathered in the Durand Art In- 
stitute Friday evening to see and enjoy the an- 
nual entertainment given under the auspices 
of the athletic association. 

It proved a complete success and that the 
audience was appreciative was attested by the 
repeated applause which the several features 
and numbers received. Lack of space forbids 
individual comment; suffice it to say that 
both comedy and poster posing could hardly 
have been better. Great credit is due Messrs. 
H. B. Cragin, Jr. and G. C. Rice for their inde- 
fatigable efforts to make the entertainment 
the success it was. 

The program given was as follows: 
"What Philosopher Dooley says about Fut- 

ball" W.W.Jaeger 

One-act comedy, "My Lord in Livery." 


Sybil . . Sir George Amberley's Niece 
Miss Mary L. Fales 

'Take-Off" . 

Laura ( 
Rose J 

Miss Ranstead, Miss Bell 

Spiggott . . . The Old Family Butler 

Mr. limberlake 

Hopkins A Footman 

Mr. A. O. Jackson. 
Robert . . Smallest Page Procurable 

Mr. G. Lee 

Lord Thilmere . . My Lord in Livery 

Mr. E. U. Graff. 


Instrumental Music 

Academy Mandolin Club 
I Frye, J. K. Anderson, Jr. 
S Wilson, E. R. Brown. 


1. Olga Nethersole . . . Miss Dewey 

2. Harper's March . . . Mr. Smalley 

3. McClure's for February . Mr. Eakins 
i. Chap Book . . . Mr. Ed. Yaggy 

5. Cotton King . . . Miss Hamilton 

6. Touroff .... Mr. Brearley 

7. Lippincott's March . Miss H. Durand 

8. Palace de Glace . . . Miss Pate 

9. Lippincott's August . . Mr. Conro 

10. Harper's February .... 

Miss A. Stuart and Mr. Fauntleroy 

11. Bazaar de Hotel de Ville 

Miss Hogan and Mr. Wentworth 

12. L'Excellent . . . . Miss Pratt 

13. Modjeska .... Miss Dewey 
1-L La Figaro .... Miss Reynolds 

15. Side-Tracked . . . Mr. "Keller 

16. Tabarin .... Mr. Fauntleroy 

17. Gaiety Girl . . . Miss F. Durand 

18. The Chieftain . . . Mr. Eakins 

19. Trilby and Little Billee 

Mr. McWilliams and Mr. Harper 

20. Libertv Bicycle . . . Miss Piatt 

21. Charley's Aunt 

Mr. Conro and Mr. Yaggy 

22. Chocolat Menier . Miss Jessie Anderson 
During- the intermission the originals of the 

living- posters were on exhibition in the recep- 
tion rooms together with several other rare 
and valuable French and American gaily- 
colored ones which the management had bor- 
rowed or bought. 

The proceeds from the sale of tickets, which 
will be devoted to the athletic association, 
reach about $100, thus making the evening a 
financial success. 


Upon Friday afternoon of this week the reg- 
ular spring vacation will begin in all depart- 
ments at Lake Forest. School work will be 
resumed Tuesday morning, April 7, after an 
intermission often days. 

Nearly all the students are going home Fri- 
day and Lake Forest will next week be as de- 
serted as it usually is during- vacation time. 



Notice — Owing to the spring vacation there 
will be no issue of The Stentor March 31 and 
April 7. 

Louis L. Lane, of Evanston, spent Friday 
visiting the University. 

Have you seen Juliaa's new express wagon? 
Varsity colors — red and black. 

Several of the boys saw and heard "Black 
Trilby" at Healey's Opera House Saturday 

Thanks is due the Chicago Evening Post for 
the excellent cut of Professor Halsey which is 
printed on the first page. 

Miss Frances Ward attended the athletic 
entertainment Friday evening' and visited over 
night with Miss Marie Skinner. 

John Steele, ex-'98, now serving in the peni- 
tentiary at Joliet as an expert accountant and 
bookkeeper, visited with J. M. Eakins Sunday. 

Dave Jackson sprained his ankle slightly in 
the gymnasium Tuesday afternoon and will 
not be able to run, perhaps, for several weeks. 

Miss Mabel Parker, of Remington, Ind., a 
former member of the class pf '96, is spending 
a week with her friends at Ferry and Mitchell 

Henry Marcotte, '93, a senior in McCormick 
Seminary, occupied the pulpit of the church 
Sunday morning. Occasionally one of the 
alumni of the College return to Lake Forest 
to address those with whom they recently 
dwelt as students and to see them again, es- 
pecially as ministers of the gospel, is highly 
gratifying to all here. 


C. Betten was sick during the latter part of 
last week. 

W. S. Kline, '95, of Canton, spent a few days 
with friends in the Academy. 

Professor Brewer was ill last week but man- 
aged to attend most of his classes. 

A. T. Yaggy was elected Thursday a direc- 
tor of the athletic association to fill the va- 
cancy made by the election of A. T. Mcintosh 
for treasurer. 

Tuesday evening Mr. W. C. Larned gave a 

lecture in Reid Hall chapel upon "The Rela-" 
tion of Art to Literature." Students from the 
other departments also attended. Mr. Larned's 
entertaining talk was enjoyed by all. 

The University Club met with Principal 
Smith at the Eliza Remsen cottage Thursday 
evening. The paper of the evening- was pre- 
sented by Henry Demorest Lloyd, of U'in- 
netka, on the subject, "The Scholar and his 
Relation to Society." Music was furnished by 
the Academy mandolin club. 

Ferry Hall. 

On account of ill health Miss Vittrice 
Thomas has left school and expects to spend 
the next few months in the south. 

Miss Mabel Parker spent Sunday with Miss 
McKee. Miss Bennett, of Evanston, was the 
guest of Miss Ayres Sunday. Miss Katherine 
Moiehouse spent Sunday with her sister. Miss 
Clarke's mother and little brother spent the 
last of the week with her. Miss Louise Smith, 
of Kankakee, was the guest of Miss Sizer and 
Miss Kenaga. 

Madame Me3'er, instructress in vocal music, 
and the pupils in her classes gave a practice 
recital in the chapel Tuesday evening. A 
long and excellent program had been pre 
pared by the young women, showing- their 
progress under Madame Me3 r er's able instruc- 
tion. Those who appeared were the Misses 
Rosalind Brown, Helen Thompson, Helen 
Morgan, Phoebe Copps and Florence Reynolds. 
No one outside of Fen-3' Hall was present at the 
recital, it being a private affair. 


The town caucus was held last Tuesday even- 
ing and the following nominations were made: 
Town clerk, Claud Crippen; collector, George 
Fraser; assessor, William Atteridge; school 
directors, John Connell, Henry Hoffman. A 
committee of three, one each from Lake For- 
est, Lake Bluff and North Chicago, was ap- 
pointed to discuss gravelling the country 
roads. At the committee meeting- Saturday- 
no definite measures weie decided upon but 
the roads will undoubtedly be gravelled. 



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Track Athletics. 

A letter from the University of Illinois was 
received by the captain of the track team last 
week, asking - what arrangements could be 
made for a dual athletic meet with Lake Forest, 
to be held here while the Champaign team was 
on its spring tour. There will be no meet. 
Lake Forest has the men, it has the athletic 
spirit, but because it has no suitable grounds 
the offer will have to be declined. 

The relay race between Lake Forest, Chica- 
go, Northwestern and Armour Institute will 
be run at the high school meet in the Armory 
April i. Chicago defeated Armour Institute 
at the indoor invitation meet but as North- 
western and Lake Forest had been obliged to 
leave before 11:30, Mr. Stagg very generously 
agreed to run the race again when the four 
schools could be represented. 


A decision adverse to the Mitchell Hall bas- 
ket-ball team has been reached by the faculty 
It decided, namely, not to permit the girls to 
play games with female teams from out of 
town and as a result games with University of 
Chicago "co-eds" and others cannot be arrang- 

The Mitchell Hall basket-ball team has been 
divided. There are now two teams of seven 
each, called the "Reds" and the "Blues.'' Miss 
Marie Skinner is captain of the "Reds" and 
Miss Olive McClenahan of the "Blues." The 
line-up of the teams is as follows: 


Elizabeth Torney . R. F. . . Sarah Williams 

Lelia Hodge . . . L. F Lida Jack 

Marie Skinner . . R. C. . . . Mary Hippie 
Flora McDonald . C. . Josephine Hazelton 
May Henderson . . L. C. . . . Daisv Wood 
Martha Matzinger L. B. . Olive McClenahan 
Jessamine Britton R. B. . . Abigail Davies 

Invitations are out for a match game to be 
played between them tomorrow afternoon. 

Tuesday evening after the lecture a basket- 
ball game took place in the "gym" between 
the Waukegan Y. M. C. A. and the Academy 
teams. The game resulted in a defeat for the 
Academy by a score of 6 to 8. 


When I was a lad 
I was always glad 

On the old home farm in the hills; 
Where the grass so green, 
With the flowers between 

Marked the banks of the little rills. 

And the morning dew, 
As I wandered through 

The path of the dark woody glade 
Would sparkle like gems, 
On the wild-flower stems 

Where a sunbeam could pierce the shade. 

In the glare of noon, 

When the fields were strewn 

With their wealth of rich golden sheaves; 
Ah! the woods were cool 
By the silent pool, 

'Xeath the green spreading arch of leaves. 

O! that maple grove, 
Where I loved to rove; 

How the squirrels would bark and play, 
When the sun was low, 
And the western glow 

Burned the tree-trunks rugged and gray. 

And now, as I dream 
Of boyhood, I seem 

To see in the grasses and flowers; 
In the mossy wood 
Where the maples stood, 

My brightest, my happiest hours. 

R. '09. 

The Art Institute will meet this evening 
at the house of Mr. I. P. Rumsey. Mr. F.W. 
Gookin will read a paper on "The Aesthetic 
Value of Japanese Art." 


Affairs of vital importance to The STEXTOR 
were discussed at the annual meeting of the 
stockholders of the Stentor Publishing Com- 
pany Saturday morning. The new editorial 
staff, as published in last week's issue, was 
elected and reports from the business mana- 
ger, advertising manager and chairman of the 
board of directors were read and accepted. A 
committee of six was elected, comprising the 
following named men: J. J. Price, W. S. Mc- 
Cullagh and R. O. Stoops, of Zeta Epsilon; H. 
G. Timberlake, M. Woolsey and R. L. Roberts, 
of Athenaean. This committee will consider 
plans for putting the management on a differ- 
ent basis than it has been heretofore. There 
will be another meeting tomorrow at ± p. m., 
when the committee will report and final ac- 
tion will be taken, which will probably be of 
great importance, a reduction of THE STEXTOR 
to a bi-weekly next year being one of the 
steps contemplated. 

Yesterday M. K. Baker handed his resigna- 
tion from the editorship, to which he has been 
elected, to the stockholders. This will necessi- 
tate the election of a new man for the place at 
the meeting tomorrow. 



Mrs. Fales is on the road to recovery from a 
severe attack of pneumonia. 

Miss Holt gave a reception at her home Fri- 
day afternoon at 4 o'clock. 

The Jackson bo3'S went to Wilmington Fri- 
day to attend the funeral of their grand- 

Thursday evening- the Woman's Club will 
give its final reception to all the other clubs 
at the Social Union club-house. 

The final sociable of the year will be given 
at the Social Union rooms on Thursday, 
March 26. All members of the various clubs 
and classes are invited. The entertainment 
of the evening- is to be tinder the direction of 
the Woman's Club. 

The painters at work on Mr. J. H. Dwight's 
roof last Friday used an alcohol lamp to re- 
move the old paint which had gummed. The 
woodwork inside caught fire through a crack 
in the roof and the house was saved with con- 
siderable difficulty b} T the painters. The fire 
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Volume IX. 


Number 23. 


The diligent practice of the members of the 
glee, banjo and mandolin clubs throughout 
the winter months was rewarded during- the 
Easter vacation by a tour of a week in the cen- 
tral and western part of the state. The trip 
was made in a special apartment car lavishly 
draped in red and black and covered a dis- 
tance of over five hundred miles on the Bur- 

At 11 o'clock on Monda3' morning twenty- 
three of the twenty-five members of the club 
with baggage and musical instruments 
galore took possession of the car which was 
to be headquarters for the week. The nianj' 
outbursts of student enthusiasm and the 
lust3' Lake Forest yells revealed the identit3' 
of the merry boys to those about them. 
Amidst the good wishes of friends the bo3's 
left the Union Depot happy with the anticipa- 
tion of a week of nothing' but pleasure. 

The first stop was made at Mendota, eight3 r 
miles out. The citizens showed great interest 
in the clubs and made their coming a social 
event. A very appreciative audience filled 
the opera house in the evening. After the 
concert the young people of the cit3 r , among 
whom were students of Oberlin, Northwestern, 
Champaign and Knox gave a reception and 
dance which proved most enjo3 ? able. 

At a late hour the bo3's found their way to 
the hotel declaring the Mendota people to be 
expert at entertaining. The crowning- cour- 
tes3' of the hospitable cit3 T was shown the next 
morning when a delegation of 3'oung people 
came to the train as the red and black depart- 
ed for Princeton. 

At Princeton two large busses were dele- 
gated to take the bo3 T s to the hotel, a mile up 
into the cit3 T . An exciting feature of the ride 
was a spirited race between the drivers for the 
entire distance on Main street. The reckless 
driving and the nois3 - passengers announced 
the arrival, and a good house greeted the 
bo3 7 s in Apollo Hall in the evening. After the 
last number of the program the Del Monte 
Club, composed of the leading 3'oung men of 

the cit3 T , gave a dance and reception in their 
handsome new rooms. Revel rj' was prolong- 
ed till a late train took the sleep3' lads a hun- 
dred miles on to Macomb, which was reached 
at sunrise. 

Of the places visited on the trip Macomb 
alone gave the bo3-s a small audience. Among 
those present, however, were the leading 
3'oung people of the cit3' and an informal re- 
ception followed the concert. Ten of the boys 
remember with pleasure a very enjo3-able 
afternoon tea given 1:>3' George Chandler of 
the Acadeni3 T . George proved himself a \-er3' 
graceful host, the guests being lavish in their 
words of praise. Mrs. Chandler, Miss Chan- 
dler and Mrs. Wells received and the J0II3- face 
of "Dode" Wells beamed upon the company. 

Canton was the next point in the itinerary. 
The auditorium contained a good audience in 
the evening and the young men of the city r 
were ver3' cordial toward the Lake Forest bo3s. 
Frida3 T afternoo.i and evening were spent in 
Ipava, the home of the manager and another 
member of the clubs. Here the most enthusi- 
astic audience and the second in size greeted 
the bo3's. An informal reception followed at 
which Mr. Eakins and Mr. Rogers b3* request 
rendered selections. 

Soon after day on Saturda3 7 the bo3-s were 
aboard their car for the home ride of eight 
hours. The monotony of the return was 
broken by a breakfast served in the car, the 
wholesale consumption of ''cracker-jack," a 
ten minute chat with the young people at 
Mendota, and the unlimited number of jokes 
b3' Keller, Brown, et. al. The entire trip was 
thoroughU- enjo3ed b3' all and the bo3*s felt 
loath to leave the car that had been the scene 
of so much merriment during the week out. 

The social success of the trip cannot be criti- 
cised. The financial result of the trip was all 
that the management had hoped — eveo- con- 
tract being filled to the letter. Ever3* program 
rendered was a success. The clubs gained a 
good week's enjo3'ment and felt thorough^' 
repaid for the assiduous practice of the winter. 




The managing committee of the American 
School of Classical Studies in Rome will offer 
for the year 1896-97 three fellowships, as fol- 

A fellowship of $600, established by the man- 
aging' committee. 

A fellowship of $600, given by the Archaeol- 
ogical Institute of America. 

A fellowship of $500, for the study of chris- 
tian archaeology, contributed by friends of the 

The holders of these fellowships will be en- 
rolled as regular members of the school, and 
will be required to pursue their studies, under 
the supervision of the directors of the school, 
for the full school year of ten months, begin- 
ning October 15, 1896. They will reside ordin- 
arily in Rome; but a portion of the year may 
be spent, with the consent and under the ad- 
vice of the directors, in investigations else- 
where in Italy, or in travel and stud)' in Greece 
under the supervision of the director of the 
American School of Classical Studies at 
Athens. In addition to his general studies, 
each holder of a fellowship is required to take 
some definite subject for special research, and 
to present a paper embodying the results of 
his investigation. 

The fellowships here announced are open to 
Bachelors of Arts of universities and colleges 
in the United States, and to other American 
students of similar attainments. Applicants 
must submit (on a blank form provided for 
that purpose) a full and explicit statement of 
their work as students up to this time, 
together with testimonials from their teachers, 
and copies of any papers, written or printed, 
which they may have prepared in the course 
of their studies. 

For further information, address the tempor- 
ary secretary of the managing' committee, 
Professor Samuel Ball Planter, Western Re- 
serve University, Cleveland, who will also fur- 
nish blank forms of application. 

Applications must be in the hands of the 
temporary secretary by May 1, 1S96. 


We never sleep. It takes both our nocturnal 
and diurnal thoughts to laeep pace with our 
fastidious customers. Patronize home indus- 
try and bear in mind that the Stentor Press is 
prepared to do all kinds of printing from 
business cards to books. We respectively 
solicit yourjnitronage. 

Mr. Fred Ha3 T ner, '95, has received a position 
as reporter for the sporting' column on The 
Inter Ocean. 

Miss Genevieve Byford, a former seminary 
lady, has been engaged to a prominent young- 
Chicago business man. 

Mr. W. A. Bishop, '94, visited his alma mater 
on the 10th., and in the evening dropped into 
the Zeta Epsilon meeting. 

Mr. Harry Bird, '91, has been promoted from 
the position of reporter to that of real estate 
editor on The Chicago Chronicle. 

Miss Eudora Smith, '91, who is now teaching- 
Greek History and English in the Geneseo 
Collegiate Institute gives us the following- 
news concerning- her class. Xineteen are in 
professional schools, two in journalism and 
four teaching. Miss Smith enjoys her work in 
Geneseo and has accepted an offer to spend 
five weeks of the summer vacation teaching 
English in the Xorthern Illinois Teacher's In- 


Mr. William Blaikie, Harvard, '66, Harvard's 
ideal strong man, prefaced his remarks at a 
smoke talk in Cambridge by accounting the 
difference between ancient and modern ath- 
letes. Those of today are inferior. The more 
brain, the more physical exercise is needed. 
Washington was away above the average as 
an all around athlete. Mr. Blaikie measured 
Washington's suit once and found his chest 
measured over forty-four inches. He could 
jump 23 feet and had a remarkable physique. 
Physical condition has everything to do with 
a man's mental condition. The greatest men 
in history today are fellows of tremendous 
physique. Gladstone and Bismark have taken 
vigorous exercise for the last forty years 
and are still hearty. To choose a crew from 
the great men in history, also men of muscle, 
we should take: 

Bow, Oliver Cromwell; 2, Duke of Welling- 
ton; 3, Washington; 1, Lincoln; 5, Xapoleon; 6, 
Bismarck; 7, Peter the Great; stroke, Julius 

The Bachelor would prefer not to have Xa- 
poleon in the boat as he was too short. At all 
events he should have been put in the bow. 



To show what prominence is given to de- 
bates in the various universities during the 
present year we give below a list of some of 
the more important debates that have occurred 
lately. This list will show that if the in- 
terest in these matters continues to increase 
as it has done in the past 3-ear or two the de- 
bate will be as important a feature in inter- 
collegiate affairs as the football game or other 
athletic events. 

The Kansas-Nebraska debate occurs Friday, 
the 1st of May. Nebraska has the negative 
side of the question, "Resolved, That the ini- 
tiative and referendum should be introduced 
into our government after the manner of the 
laws of Switzerland." 

Cornell won in the third annual debate with 
the Universitv of Penns3'lvania on the ques- 
tion, "Resolved, That the federal government 
should provide by public taxation for the 
establishment and maintenance of a national 
university in Washington, D. C." Pennsylva- 
nia supported the affirmative and Cornell the 

Harvard defeated Princeton in debate on the 
question, "Resolved, That congress should 
take immediate steps toward the complete re- 
tirement of all legal tenders," Princeton for 
the affirmative and Harvard for the negative. 

Champaign was victorious in her trial of 
strength with Chicago. The question was, 
"Resolved, That the United States is justified 
in interfering in the present boundary dispute 
between Great Brittain and Venezuela on the 
basis of the Monroe doctrine. 

To these may be added the debate between 
the Universities of Minnesota and Wisconsin, 
to be held April 17th. Their question is a 
lengthy one, "Would it be sound policy for 
Congress to legalize contracts for the division 
of competitive freight earnings of railway 
companies engaged in inter-state commerce? 
provided, that all such pooling contracts be- 
fore going into effect shall be filed with the 
interstate commerce commission, which shall 
have power to suspend or abrogate such con- 
tracts whenever, in the opinion of such com- 
mission, said contracts are detrimental to 
public policy." 

After some discussion, the Yale Freshman 
Union and the Harvard Freshman Debating 
Club have decided to insert the word "sea-go- 
ing" in the question chosen by the Harvard 
Freshmen for the joint debate on Ma3' 15. The 
question now reads: "Resolved, That there 

should be a large and immediate increase in 
the sea-going navy of the United States." The 
Yale Union has chosen the negative of this 


Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Durand have been in Lake 
Forest for the past week. 

Foster Rhea has returned from his Euro- 
pean trip with Mrs. Reid's part3'. 

During vacation the Phi Pi Epsilon boys en- 
tertained their town friends at Oakenwald. 

Mr. E. S. Wells was a delegate to the State 
Prohibition convention, and it is said very 
nearl3' received the nomination for governor. 

Two sad deaths happened during vacation 
week. Miss Gorton, sister of Edward F.Gor- 
ton, passed away on April first and Mr. Wil- 
liam Frye on April third. 

Thursda3' night there was a social given to 
parents and friends of the west side Sunda3 r 
school scholars. There were songs b3' Miss 
Fales, Miss Moore and Miss Anderson and 
recitations by members of the school. Dr. 
McCluregavea ver3 r interesting talk on the 
school work of the past and the future pros- 

It was announced Easter Sunda3' b3 r Dr. Mc- 
Clure that the reserve in the Sunda3 r school 
treasur3' would be used to start a fund for the 
erection of a building for the west side Sun- 
day school, which has been meeting at the 
council chamber. Byron L. Smith has very 
generously offered to give a fifth of the desir- 
ed amount and it will be but the matter of a 
short time when the fund will be complete. 

Toda3' the Lake Forest city election will be 
held at the council chamber. There will be 
four tickets offered, but the on^ full one will 
be the Citizens ticket. The contested offices 
are Cit3' Supervisor and alderman for the first 
ward- Timothy Howe on the Citizen's ticket, 
Herman Ensign on the Reform and John Ber- 
mingham on the Independent are the candi- 
dates for City supervisor, while those for 
alderman of first ward are Thomas S. Fauntle- 
ro3' for the Citizen's and James De\ve3 T for the 
Popular ticket. There will be no change in 
the offices of mayor and city treasurer, Ed- 
ward F. Gorton and James Anderson being 
the present occvipants. 

Harvard is considering the idea of having 
onty three grades of marking — passed with 
honor, passed, and failed. — Exchange. 


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Relay Race a Tie. 

Saturday night, April 4, the relay race which 
had been postponed from the indoor meet was 
run off at the First Regiment Armory. The 
result was a tie between Lake Forest and 
Northwestern. It was the fastest relay race 
ever run on the armory track, the time being 
3:59 2-5. 

Before the race the hopes of Lake Forest's 
representatives were at a low ebb. D. H. Jack- 
son's ankle was still weak from the hurt he re- 
ceived in the gymnasium a month ago, and J. 
J. Jackson and Newton had both gone out of 
training during the week's vacation. 

Van Duzer of Northwestern, Newton of Lake 
Forest, and Dickerson of Chicago started the 
first relay. At the end of the first lap Newton 
got the lead and held it until the beginning- of 
the third, when Van Duzer ran into him at the 
corner. Newton got the worst of the collision 
and finished twenty 3*ards behind the North- 
western man, Dickerson third by fifteen 

Brown from Evanston started the second re- 
lay with a lead that looked invincible. But 
Will Jackson showed a remarkable develop- 
ment over his old-time speed and caught him 
at the finish. Chicago was by this time hope- 
lessly behind. 

J. J. Jackson followed close on Perr}' of 
Northwestern, who started the third relay, un- 
til the last corner of the second lap where he 
slipped and fell. 

Northwestern had virtually won the race 
when Jackson recovered himself and Potter 
started out with a lead of about twelve yards. 
It looked a 'sure thing" for Evanston, for the 
crack sprinter from Kansas was booked for 
winner in the triangular quarter mile. For 
two laps Potter slowly lost his lead but the 
Evanston rooters had not yet the slightest 
doubt that he would win. Half way around 
the last time he was still nearly ten yards 
ahead. Then a sort of electric shock went 
through the crowd of spectators and they 
stood up and yelled, for they saw Dave cut 
loose and walk up on Potter. The Northwes- 
tern man was running for all that he was 
worth, but in thirty yards "D. H." was up with 
him. Potter took the inside of the last corner 
and was again three yards ahead. Fifty feet 
from the finish, the cheering stopped and the 

judges leaned forward to catch the winner. 
Jackson had lost on the sharp turn but he 
came into the stretch with a Short stride, shot 
forward and breasted the red yarn eight 
inches ahead. Potter dropped to the floor as 
he crossed the line and the finish was very 
difficult to decide. The first of the judges 
gave his decision in favor of Lake Forest, but 
the other two called it a dead heat, and the 
banner was not awarded. 

The tie will be decided finally next Saturday 
afternoon in the Chicago Universit}' gymna- 
sium. Considering the difficulties in the way 
the dead heat was virtually a victory for Lake 
Forest and barring accidents it ought to win 
next Saturday. 

Last Saturday the baseball team won its 
first game this season from Evanston Town- 
ship High School. The game was an interest- 
ing game in that \t showed, to a certain ex- 
tent, what might be expected of the Varsity 
team this spring. Blake held the Evanstons 
down to five hits. Considering their reputa- 
tion as heav}' batters and Blake s lack of prac- 
tice, he should give some of the universitj- 
teams considerable trouble in hitting him. 
Hogeboom holds Blake's curves exeellently 
and the all-important batter}' problem has 
been satisfactorily solved. Crewes placed a 
star game at first and Jaeger and Ryder both 
held down their bases without an error. Conro 
plaj ed a snappy game at shortstop. Wil- 
liamson made several star catches in certer- 
field. Frost and Wentworth had little fielding 
to do but both showed up well at the bat. 

In batting is where the team is weakest. 
The members from the professional depart- 
ments showed up much better than the home 
men in it. The score should have been much 
larger as the Evanston pitcher, Clark, was not 
at all difficult to hit and not more than five 
men struck out. A great deal of practice at 
batting will be necessai-3' if the team is to 
make a good showing-. 

The High School team made a large num- 
ber of errors partly on account of the rough- 
ness of the field, but batted very well. Clark 
pitched a steady game for them and stopped 
one very difficult grounder. The field needs 
levelling- very badly but will probably be at- 
tended to as soon as the weather clears. The 
combination football team failed last j'ear be- 
cause football requires more team practice 
than the eleven could get. Baseball requires 
very little team work comparati vely and 
hence the combination baseball team stands a 


far better chance of success. The discourage- 
ment which prevailed early in the season is 
rapidly passing away and everything- points 
to a successful team. The score: 

R T-T O A P 

Williamson, cf 2 

Conro, ss 1 2 10 

Blake.p 2 10 2 

Wentworth, If 2 10 

Crews, lb 1 16 

Frost, rf 1 110 

Hogeboom, c 1 1 10 1 

Ryder, 3b 1 10 10 

Jaeger, 2b 10 

seven mile course. After this they will be 
taken regularly on Tuesday and Friday. 


.9 8 21 4 


R H O A E 

Orchard, c 1 13 1 

Degelyer, lb 1 14 

McConnel, 3b 2 2 1 

Sickles, 2b 12 

Northrup. p. If 10 

Judson, ss 1 12 4 2 

Redington,cf 2 10 1 

Nelson, rf 1 2 

Clark, p 2 2 

Totals 8 5 2110 7 

Lake Forest 12 13 2—9 

Evanston 3 5—8 

Dual Cross-Country Run. 

All around Lake Forest is an ideal country 
for cross-countr}' running and for a number of 
5ears distance runs have been taken, off and 
on, during the spring and fall terms. 

Two years ago this spring an attempt was 
made to encourage the sport by offering a cup 
to the man who finished best in the largest 
number of hare and hound runs. But interest 
died out after several runs and the cup was 
never awarded. Last fall there was some agi- 
tation in favor of runs with other colleges, 
but winter came on before an}' arrangements 
could be made. Captain Bachelle and Mana- 
ger Raycroft of the Chicago track team have 
expressed themselves in favor of a dual run 
some time about the last of April, and if suitable 
conditions can be arranged it will be run at 
Lake Forest. 

Chicago will be at a disadvantage on ac- 
count of lack of practice at the long runs, but 
maj' make up for it with the number of men 
in the team. With four or five men Lake 
Forest would win beyond a doubt, but with 
ten or twelve the issue would not be so cer- 

There have only been three runs so far this 
season, two of three miles, and one over the 

Robert Edgren, of the University of Califor- 
nia, on Mondaj', March 9, threw the sixteen 
pound hammer a distance of one hundred and 
forty-seven feet and seven inches, breaking all 
collegiate and world's records. The record 
was held by Mitchell, N. Y. A. C, one hundred 
and forty-five feet. 

The showing made by the Princeton Ath- 
letic team at the Olympian games in Athens 
last week was very gratifying to all American 
college students. 

Arthur Reid was in southern Europe at the 
time and was asked to represent Lake 
Forest in the 100 meters race and the high 
jump but he had been out of training since he 
left Lake Forest, and did not feel able to make 
a good showing. 


Zeta Epsilon installed its new officers last 
Frida}' evening. 

At the regular meeting of Aletheian Friday 
evening, after the inauguration of officers and 
the initiation of Miss Dais}' Bell, the following 
program was rendered: 

Music, Miss McNitt; Talk, Miss Flora Mc- 
Donald; Debate— Resolved that the Mitchell 
Hall basket ball team should play Chicago 
University — affirmative. Miss Lida Jack; nega- 
tive Miss Jessamine Britton. Talk — The trip of 
the L. F. U. Glee Club — Miss Jessie Weather- 

At its last regular meeting Gamma Sigina 
elected the following officers for the spring 
term: President, James R. Henderson; vice- 
president, Cornelius Betten; recording secre- 
tary, Frank Ferry; financial secretary, E. G. 
Banta; treasurer, Charles R. Howe; sergeant- 
at-arms, Stevens. 

At the regular meeting of the Athensean So- 
cietj r Friday evening the following officers 
were inaugurated: President, H. B. Cragin; 
vice-president, W. A. Graff; secretary, H. O. 
Morris; treasurer, J. H. Rheingans, critic, H. 
G. Titnberlake, serjeant-at-arms, W. G. Condit; 
J. J. Jackson and W. Jackson were initiated 
into membership. 

The following impromptu program was 
given: Talk, "Life in the Kitchen/' W. A. New- 
ton; talk, "Glee Club Trip," J. B. Williamson; 
declamation, Carl S. Rankin; discussion by 
the house, "Shall Fridaj' evening entertain- 
ments be permitted to interfere with society 
meetings;" instrumental solo, S. E. Griien- 


The Stentor. 

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advance. Single copies, Scents. 

Entered at the postoffice, Lake Forest, III., as second- 
class matter. 

It is with a feeling' of responsibility that the 
present staff takes up its work on The Sten- 
TOR. We have a due appreciation of the able 
work of the retiring' board and shall strive to 
maintain in The Stentor the same degree of 
excellence that it has heretofore possessed. 
We regret exceedingly the unfortunate cir- 
cumstances that have delayed this number, 
but it was impossible for it to come out 
sooner. The dela}' is one that it is hoped will 
not again o.xur. 

The Glee Club's Success. 

One of the subjects for congratulation to all 
of those who had anything- to do with the 
musical association this season is the success- 
ful trip made by the clubs during' the spring- 
vacation. The3 7 are to be congratulated both 
as to the quality of concerts given and the fi- 
nancial outcome. If newspaper reports from 
the towns visited can be relied upon the con- 
certs gave unquestioned satisfaction. As for 
the financial side we have been informed by 
the management that the trip at least paid for 

This success was no doubt due in a great 
measure to the thorough advertising- done. 
Many have been heard to remark that the 
large red and black posters and the souvenir 
programs were the best ever seen in their line. 
But the clubs should not, as thej r will not, rest 
upon laurels won. Plans should be put under 
way for next year immediate^' so that the suc- 
cess of this season maj- be made even greater 

The Debate Off. 

One of the most unfortunate circumstances 
of the year has been the muddling of affairs 
which finall3' resulted in our withdrawal from 
the joint debate with Chicago University.. 
Just where the blame rests it is difficult to de- 
termine. Certain^' our committee's action 
was perfectly justifiable in the case. We 
could not with justice to those who expected 
to try for the debate, go on after Chicago's 
long delay in choosing their side of the ques- 
tion. But at the same time we should not be 
hast3' in condemning- them for the fault, since 
the3 r have done all in their power to repair it. 
V.O.Johnson, president of the Chicago Oratori- 
cal Association came to Lake Forest to meet 
our committee and to settle the difficulty. Mr. 
Johnson asked the committee to reconsider its 
action in withdrawing, offering' at the same 
time an apology* for his association's discour- 
teous treatment in neglecting- to decide 
upon their side of the question. While the 
committee were thoroughly satisfied with Mr. 
Johnson's explanation and apologw, they 
showed him that, for very good reasons, they 
would be compelled to abide 1>3' their de- 

Matters have thus been arranged as satis- 
factoril3' as possible under the circumstances. 
We dn not believe that our neighbor intended 
to take an unfair advantage of us in am T way, 
and we trust that arrangements for future de- 
bates will meet with more happ3' outcomes 
and that the present misunderstanding' will in 
no wise disturb the amicable relation existing' 
between the two institutions. 

Support Athletics. 

With the opening of the baseball season 
there comes a dnt3' to e. - er3' student who has 
the interest of the school at heart to lend their 
best efforts to make this season thoroughly 
successful. Perhaps we are apt to forget how 
much the pla3'ers are helped Ijy a strong in- 
terest being shown b3' the other students not 
only at regular games but during practice, 
not onl3 _ when the team has scored a victo'ry 
but especiallj- when it has met defeat (which, 
we trust may be a rare occurrence.) In fact it 
is under the latter circumstances that the 
team needs special encouragement. More- 
over, the support of the baseball team is a duty 
assumed b3 - the college men themselves, 
when, at a recent mass meeting', the3 - voted, 
contrai'3' to the recommendation of the ath- 
letic directors, for the continuance of the base- 


ball team, unaer the schedule of games ar- 
ranged by Manager Graff. 

But while baseball assumes a large degree 
of importance, it is not for that alone that THE 
Stextor wishes to arouse a deeper interest on 
the part of the student body. For the past few 
years the Track Team has done as much, if 
not more, as any other organization toward 
sustaining Lake Forest's athletic record. We 
have men in this department who are already 
well known, besides others who are rapidly de- 
veloping into superior track men. 

It is then for a strengthening of interest in 
athletics in general that we make a special 
plea at this time. Let each student do all he 
can in the way he feels best able to support 
the men who are working for the glory of 
Lake Forest on the athletic field. 

S. E. Gruenstein. 

We are pleased to print the above cut of S. 
E. Gruenstein, the retiring editor. Mr. Gruen- 
stein has been well known in Lake Forest for 
sometime, both for his musical ability and his 
newspaper enterprise. He has been a regular 
reporter for The Chicago Evening Post for 
two or three years. He was one of the foun- 

ders of the Commencement Bulletin and has 
edited it successfully since its origin. Mr. 
Gruenstein is a member of the class of '99, the 
greater part of his newspaper work having' 
been done while he was still an Academy stu- 


As the time for the Academy contest draws 
nearer the excitement spreads from the Acad- 
emy students to their various supporters in the 
College and Seminary. Every aluminus of 
either society, among- the College men looks 
with enthusiasm upon the men who are to 
represent his society in the coming fray. And , 
every alumnus and member feels it his duty 
to see that as large a proportion as possible of 
the College and Seminary girls wear the col- 
ors of his society. Many are the stories told 
of contests of the days of yore. Many the ex- 
ploits of former times recalled. The memory 
of the champions of former contests is made 
more and more sacred by rehearsing again 
and again their triumphs. 

Prophets there are without number, each 
one ready to declare that his forecast is the only 
reliable one; but alas, their prophesies are so 
varied that we are tempted to pronounce all 
blind leaders of the blind. 

It would be both foolish and useless to at- 
tempt to make an accurate statement as to 
which will be the winning' side. In declama- 
tion Gamma Sigma places great hopes in Cor- 
nelius Betten who made a very creditable ap- 
pearance in last year's contest, and Frank 
Smiley, a new man. but one who has shown 
himself an able declaimer. Tri Kappa on the 
other hand feels confident that her represen- 
tatives, Arthur Yaggy, well known for his abil- 
ity in that line, and John McWilliams, his 
close second in the preliminary contest will 
carry off both medals. As to the debate there 
is not a Tri Kappa who doubts that C. A. 
Guthrie is the most logical and most eloquent 
debaler in the Academy, while the Gamma 
Sigmas are ready to stand or fall by the logic 
and eloquence of Frank F. Ferry. There is 
the same confidence displayed by their res- 
pective societies in the essayists, John Ferry, 
who feels the responsibility of sustaining 
Gamma Sigmas record as a winner of that 
feature, and R. J. L. Matthews, who has a 
record of his own to uphold, he being the win- 
ner of the gold medal for declamation last' 

A company of Artillery has been organized 
at the Lniversitv of Wisconsin. 


W. A. Bishop, '94, spent Friday in Lake 

'99 class pins made their appearance with 
the spring term. 

Professor Halsey now meets his classes 
three times a week. 

The Glee Club will give a concert at Fuller- 
ton Avenue on Tuesday next. 

Miss Daisy Wood spent several days last 
week with her sister in the city. 

Professor Halsey resumed the work in his 
department on Wednesday last. 

Miss Martha Matzinger enjoyed a visit from 
her sister, of Chicago, last Saturday and Sun- 

Spring jackets and enthusiasm blossomed 
out at the ball game Saturday. The team 
made a good showing. 

The relay race which was postponed at the 
indoor meet will be run Saturday next. All 
the men are in good form. 

Those who remained at Oakenwald gave a 
dancing- party on Friday evening- of vacation 
week. Mrs. Swift chaperoned. 

Miss Marie Skinner, who was confined to her 
room last week with a severe cold is able to be 
around again. 

Miss May Rogers was summoned home last 
Saturday on account of the serious illness of 
her sister. 

Professor A. G. Welch, of the Elgin Acad- 
emy, spent Thursday afternoon visiting the 
Misses Britton, Ranstead, Hippie, and Bell, at 
Mitchell Hall. 

Enthusiasm for the coming "Cad" contest is 
very marked among the college students. 
Almost every student displays Tri Kappa or 
Gamma Sigma colors. 

J. M. Vance spent the first week of the spring- 
term in Chicago, working- up material for his 
thesis in sociology by studying- life in the 
Olivet Mission and Hull House districts. 

Students Club, for several years identified 
with the Academia, has changed its quarters 
to Mrs. Anderman's. Mrs. Anderman is an ex- 
cellent landlady and the boys are well satis- 
fied with the new arrangements. 

The report in some Chicago paper that the 
baseball team had disbanded has occasioned 
the management no little annoyance. 
Another example of the ill-advised enthusiasm 
of our enterprising reporters. 

James Gordon, Lake Forest's policeman has 
no great love for students and Thursday night 
when he noticed four of the college fellows 
standing on the sidewalk near the public 
school he ordered them to move on. They 
were on their way to a social at the west side 
Sunday school and stopped to explain that 
they were not out on a raid. The policeman is 
rather irascible and resented what he consid- 
ered an affront to his authority' by' striking- 
one of the college men in the face. It was re- 
ported to acting President Halsey and he 
called Gordon to account for his hasty action. 
Whereupon the police force went out upon a 
strike, and refused to serve at all if he was not 
allowed to do what he thought his duty. 

Ferry Hall. 
Trunks and confusion testify to the girls' re- 

Enthusiasm over the contest is rising 

Miss Julia Clark spent Wednesday night 
with Miss Zabriskie. 

Miss Ford's mother spent several days with 
her daughter last week. 

The 'at home' Saturday evening was espec- 
ially well attended and enjoyed. 

Miss Pate spent Sunday with Mrs. Louis 
Austin Clarke in the city. 

Miss Bosley will be unable to return for a 
short time on account of illness. 

Miss Julia McKee and Miss Helen Taylor, 
who have been substituting for absent 
teachers, will not return. 

Miss Goodwin has resumed her duties at 
Ferry Hall after a leave ot absence of several 
month's duration at home. 

Miss Fleming- read a paper on "Physical 
Training- for Little Children" before the State 
Teachers' Association at Danville, March 27. 

The art class is enjoying an extended 
study of modern painting, and much interest 
is added to the work by a fine collection of 


photographs rented from Miss Vanderpat's 


The winning" society will have a bonfire 
Saturday evening. 

Lee, Benjamin L. Mudge and Ewing will not 
return for the rest of the year. 

Principal Smith had an attack of tonsillitis 
last week. Miller and Hanson were also on 
the sick list. 

Excitement is running high over the con- 
test, which is to be held Friday evening - , April 
17. Both sides claim to be the winners. 

The Academy's baseball season will open 
Wednesday afternoon with a game at High- 
land Park. The team has had some excellent 
practice and feels confident of winning. The 
line-up will be as follows: 

Catcher Miller (Captain.) 

Pitcher Chandler. 

First Base Kyle. 

Second Base Coey. 

Third Base Wood. 

Short Stop Betten. 

Left Field Cameron. 

Center Field Baldwin. 

Right Field \ Kinney. 

° ( Howe. 

In the first game of the Inter-Academic 
League, to be played in Lake Forest Saturday 
between Evanston and Lake Forest academies, 
Captain Miller will play his men in the follow- 
ing positions: 

Catcher Baldwin. 

Pitcher Betten. 

First Base Kyle. 

Second Base Coey. 

Third Base Wood. 

Short Stop Miller (Captain.) 

Left Field Cameron. 

Center Field Howe. 

Right Field Kinney. 


A flag 90 feet long and (30 feet wide has been 
voted to Princeton, as the most popular col- 
lege. — Exchange. 

The Juniors at Grinnell have written a plaj', 
"The Professor's Discovery," instead of editing 
an annual and will present it next Friday. — S. 
U. I. Quill. 

China will establish a University under 
national control at Tien Tsin. The first presi- 
dent is to be C. D. Tenney, formerly private 
tutor to the sons of Li Hung Chung. 

The "Senior Electricals," of Lehigh Univer- 
sity, visited Niagara Falls recently, and the 

class in abnormal psychology, of Illinois Uni- 
versity, visited Kankakee. It is claimed thai 
business and pleasure were combined in their 

Four universities have recently selected 
Washington as their home. The Roman Cath- 
olic University of Washington, the Methodist 
National University, and the American Uni- 
versity. Add to these the national University 
and several more that are to be and Washing- 
ton will be an American Oxford. — Exchange. 

The faculty of Illinois Wesleyan University 
have decided to change the chapel hour from 
9 to 8 a. m. They hope thus to avoid the dis- 
turbing of classes b3' the students who assem- 
ble in the halls before and after the exercises. 
Some of the students had a desire to throw 
marbles through the transoms, to which the 
professors objected. The spirit of revelry 
seems to prevail among the student bod}' as 
some of them have insisted on installing a 
donkey in the chapel. 

The young ladies of the University of Michi- 
gan deserve a great amount of credit for the 
ingenuity displayed in getting' out the 
woman's edition of The Inlander for April. 
Among the articles were "History of Co-edu- 
cation," and a "Sketch of an Ann Arbor Girl's 
Life." But the most clever idea was that of 
making it a means to assist them in raising 
funds for their woman's building. The maga- 
zine contains a symposium on "Athletic Edu- 
cation for Women," to which W. D. Howells, 
Ella Wheeler Wilcox, E. C. Stedman, John 
Kendrick Bangs, Robert Grant, Mrs. Van Ren- 
salaer, C. D. Warner, F. Hopkinson Smith, 
Julian Ralph, Thomas Nelson Page, Will 
Carleton, G. W. Cable and eighteen others con- 
tributed. The letters and autographs written 
by these well known persons were auctioned 
and a neat sum thereby raised to swell their 
building fund. The}' have $10,450 already 
raised, and will commence the building soon. 
It will cost $50,000 and will contain an audito- 
rium, parlors, and one of the best gymnasi- 
ums in the west. 

□ At a mass-meeting of Princeton students 
last week, action was taken which puts the 
election of managers of foot-ball, base-ball, 
and track-team managers, in the hands of the 
executive committee. This was done with a 
view to taking the election of these men out of 
the hands of the clubs and cliques. The new 
system gives much power to a few men, but 
the college still reserves the right to nomi- 
nate any other man it wishes. It is thought 
this is the best way to secure the best men, 
irrespective of "pull" or influence. — Ariel. 



The University of Virginia will rebuild its 
rotunda, which was destroyed by the recent 
fire, at a cost of $40,000. Many improvements 
will be made in its construction. The annex 
will not be restored, but in its place will be 
erected four entirely new buildings; a general 
academic structure or public hall; a phjsical 
laboratorj-, a law school building, and one for 
the engineering - school. The library will be 
fitted up more handsomely than ever. All 
these, buildings will cost about $250,000. — Wes- 

Miss Lucile Hill, the director of the Welles- 
ley athletic department, is to coach the new 
woman's crew at Cornell. The women peti- 
tioned the faculty for the use of the university 
coach, but while the faculty felt in sympathj' 
with the request, it could not grant it. So 
Miss Hill was secured. — Exchange. 

Northwestern and Knox will have a tennis 
tournament this year. It will consist of nine 
games of singles and three of doubles. 




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Wins the Banquet By a Narrow Margin. Great Celebration Saturday Night in Which 

Both Societies Scored Honors. 

wild yells followed the announcement b} T 
Mr. Charles S. Holt that Gamma Sigma had 
won Ihe eighth annual contest with her rival, 
Tri Kappa, by one point in the general aver- 
age. A College Senior, usually sedate and 
grave, was seen to jump from his seat and 
rush out yelling, "We won, we won. Hurrah 
for old Gamma Sig!" Friends of the success- 
ful contestants had but little time to offer con- 
gratulations in a formal way before they were 
pushed aside by the more enthusiastic Acad- 
emy and College men who picked their heroes 
up and carried them through the halls on 
their shoulders, while everywhere nothing- 
could be hea: d but society yells, and the gen- 
eral shouts of rejoicing. College men shook 
hands and embraced each other. Down from 
the gallery reaching out into the campus to- 
ward the "Sem" there extended a line of Gam- 
ma Sigma supporters whose onlj' ambition 
seemed to be to make all the noise the}' could 
and occup}' as much space as possible in do- 
ing so. 

On towards the "Sem" the line moved when 
the demonstrations became, if possible, more 
pronounced than ever. Gamma Signia girls 
waved proudly the winning colors and added 
their voices to those of the boys in rejoicing- 
over the victor}'. Nor were the conquered 
without consolation. Many were the Tri 
Kappa banners that were flaunted in the faces 
of the victors, while time after time Tri Kap- 
pa's yell was given with all the strength that 
could be mustered. 

The Academy contest has been, since its in- 
ception, one of the most exciting events of 
the school year. The number of Academy 
alumni in the College and the many bo3'S of 
the cit}- who are students in the Academy 
combine to make the contest so interesting. 
This year there was no diminution. Long be- 
fore the evening of the contest there were 
streams of bunting displayed from the high- 
est accessible points, and ribbons of pink and 
maroon or crimson and gold were worn by the 
friends of either society. The interest reached 
its culmination Friday evening, when the rep- 
resentatives of the two societies met to try for 
the superiority. Sometime before the hour 

appointed for the beginning of the exercises 
the chapel of Reed Hall was filled with stu- 
dents and town people. 

The rostrum was beautifully decorated with 
flowers, while on either side of the room were 
gracefully arranged the colors of the respec- 
tive societies. 

The exercises were opened with an invoca- 
tion by Acting President Halsey of the Uni- 
versity. The first number of the contest was 
the essay. R. J. L. Matthews, Tri Kappa's rep- 
resentative, had chosen for his subject, "True 
Manhood." Mr Mathews in pleasing sen- 
tences and with carefully drawn illustrations 
showed the development of true manhood in 
its physical, mental and moral aspects. 

"Has Christianity Been the Most Potent Fac- 
tor in the Production of Civilization?" was the 
theme treated by John Ferry, Gamma Sigma. 
The writer showed a most thorough prepara- 
tion, both in the composition of his essay and 
the collection of his material. 

The declamations showed careful training 
on the part of the speakers. Cornelius Betten, 
Gamma Sigma, the winner of the gold medal 
showed a great improvement over his last 
year's work, his rendition of Curtis' "Eulogy 
on Wendell Phillips" gaining him the favor 
of both audience and judges. Arthur Yaggy, 
Tri Kappa, excellentl} r rendered "Virginia," 
but was hampered by a cold which caused his 
voice to seem at times strained. John 
McWilliams, Jr., rendered in a pleasing 
manner "Ben Thomas' Defense;" and Frank B. 
Smiley followed with "Claudius and Cynthia." 

In the debate Frank Ferry won from C. A. 
Guthrie, supporting the negative of the ques- 
tion, Resolved, That the Power of Learning is 
Greater Than the Power of Wealth. Both of 
the debaters showed hard work on this rather 
difficult question, but Ferry's logic was too 
strong for his opponent. 

The decision of the judges gave John Ferry 
first in essay, Cornelius Betten, first in dec- 
lamation, and Frank Ferry first in debate. 

Gamma Sigma's average in the contest was 
77^ and Tri Kappa's 7t3!4. 

Mr. Charles S. Holt, the donor of the medals 
and banquet, closed the exercises by announc- 
ing the decision of the judges and presenting 


the medals to the successful contestants. 

Among- the most pleasing- features of the 
evening were the solos rendered by Mrs. 
Katharyne Meeker-Funk. Mrs. Meeker-Funk 
has appeared several times before Lake Forest 
people and has always been heard with in- 
creased delight. 

The following- are the individual marks of 
the judges: 

Declamation. — Yaggy— Sears, 88; Clark, 60; 
Boltwood, 92; average, 88; rank, 2. Betten— 
Sears, 99; Clark, 90; Boltwood, 87; average, 89; 
rank, 1. McWilliams— Sears, 81; Clark, 70; Bolt- 
wood, 38; average, 80 2-3; rank, 3. Smile}' — 
Sears, 50; Clark, 60; Boltwood, 80; average, 
63 1-3; rank, 4. 

Essay — Delivery — Matthews — Sears, 23; 
Clark, 20; Boltwood, 21; average, 21 1-3. John 
Ferry— Sears, 22; Clark, 11; Boltwood, 19; aver- 
age, 18 1-3. Composition — Matthews — Free- 
man, 50; Bacon, 50; Stevenson, 55; average, 
51 2-3. John Ferry — Freeman, 55; Bacon, 65; 
Stevenson, 65; average, 61 2-3. Final average in 
essay — Matthews, 73; Ferry, 80. 

Debate — Guthrie— -Bridgman, 80; Sears, 84; 
Gorton, 50; average, 71 1-3. Frank Ferry — 
Bridgman, 70; Sears, 85; Gorton, 75; average, 
76 2-3. 

SOCIETY AVERAGE— Gamma Sigma, 7714; 
Tri Kappa, 7614 


That all the enthusiasm consequent upon 
victor}' was not exhibited Friday evening was 
evidenced by the celebration of Gamma Sig- 
ma Saturday evening. After a torchlight pro- 
cession and an attempted bonfire in front of 
the "Sem," the whole gathering of Alumni and 
members went to the home of Mrs. Ferry, 
where they were treated to a sumptuous feast, 
given in honor of her two sons, John and 
Frank, who were among- the successful con- 
testants of the previous evening;. 


Last Thursday morning Professor Halsey 
addressed the students in Chapel on the recent 
clothing strike in Chicago. Among the inter- 
esting things spoken of was the fact that 
while Judge Tuley was asked to arbitrate the 
strike the manufacturers refused. One of the 
reasons alleged for this refusal was the 
trouble caused by officers of the union. "The 
men are willing to work," said the manufact- 
urers, "but the officers of the union will not 
allow them to do so." The}' were willing to 

take the men back on the merit system, but 
they claimed as far as arbitration was con- 
cerned, aside from their reason for refusal 
already mentioned, that there was nothing to 

"There are two ways of settling- strikes," con- 
tinued Professor Halsey, "there may be a 
strike of endurance, or there may be arbitra- 
tion. Now, the public, when its rights are in 
any way interferred with, has a right to de- 
mand arbitration." 

The suffering consequent upon the present 
strike was also described as well as the means 
being- taken to relieve it. 


A. S. Wilson, '93, now a student at Rush, at- 
tended the Academy contest. 

The engagement of Miss Jean Steel to Mr. 
Hugh Tillson, of Dixon, 111., is announced. 

Rev. B. Fay Mills is having great success in 
his evangelistic work. Mr. Mills is unequalled 
as an evangelist. 

D. H. Williams who has been an instructor 
at the Academy and is highly esteemed by 
all the boys, attended the contest on Friday 

Fred S. Skinner, advertising solicitor on the 
Chicago Daily News came up to Lake Forest 
last Friday and in the evening- attended the 
Academy contest. 

Adolph Haberli, '94, who is attending the 
theological seminary at San Ansalmo, Cali- 
fornia expects to spend his summer months in 
Oregon this year. 

Rev. Gerhard A. Wilson, '89, pastor of the 
First Presbyterian Church at Holyoke, Mass., 
is meeting with great success in his work 
there. His church publishes a weekly paper. 

Rev. W. W. Johnson, '91, is having great suc- 
cess in his work. A recent newspaper article 
speaks very highly of Mr. Johnson as a scholar, 
a clear, logical speaker, and a pleasant and 
companionable man. All his friends will be 
glad to learn of his success. 

Our desire is to make the Alumni one of the 
leading columns of our paper and its success 
depends upon the alumni association. If 
those who have any news will forward it to the 
alumni editor we shall be grateful and see 
that it receives due notice in our columns. 

Spring football practice began at Harvard 
March 30. 


% Athletic News. $ 

Lake Forest Wins the Relay. 

The relay team ran off the tie with North- 
western at the Chicago University gymnas- 
ium laot Saturday afternoon, winning' easily 
by ten yards. 

There were not more than a hundred specta- 
tors and the race was less exciting' than that 
run in the Armory, but the time, 3:46, was thir- 
teen seconds faster. 

Brown, of Northwestern, and Newton started 
together in the first relay. They ran the first 
lap at a rather slow pace and quickened it 
g'radually from there to the finish where 
Brown came in five yards ahead. 

Van Doozer increased this to about ten in the 
first lap of his quarter, but W. Jackson caught 
the Northwestern man on the last lap, passed 
him, and'gave J. J. Jackson a lead of seven 
yards over Perry. 

John Jackson had no difficulty in increasing 
his lead to ten yards and came in fresh at the 
finish. D. H. Jackson easily kept the same 
distance ahead of Potter to the end. Will 
Jackson ran a remarkable race, his time for 
the quarter being about 54 seconds. Van 
Duzer is supposed to run the quarter mile 
in about 53 seconds outdoors and Jackson 
gained at least a second and a half on him. 

Take Forest won the indoor mile rela\- in 
3:4(5, and could have dont/ it six seconds better 
if necessary. The banner is on exhibition at 
Ferry Hall. 

The e is to be an intercollegiate relay meet 
at Pennsylvania University toward the end of 
this month at which about thirty universities 
and schools will compete. The Take Forest 
team would come within the first half dozen if 
records indicate anything', and would give 
even Pennsylvania or Georgetown all the}' 
wanted to beat it. Harvard and the two Uni- 
versities mentioned above can run the mile 
relay in about 3:28 and theoretical^- Lake For- 
e t should run in about 3:30. D. H. Jackson 
came two-fifths of a second "behind Hodgman 
win. won the Western Intercollegiate quarter 
in 50 3-5 last year and he had been pocketed up 
to the last fifty yards. W. Jackson from tiie 
way he has run in the two relays should do it 
in a little less than 52 seconds, if he does not 
beat ' D. H." himself. A. O. Jackson runs the" 
quarter in a fraction less than 53 seconds. 
Jnlm Jackson can do it between 53 and .4. 
Newton has not done as well indoors as on 
the outdoor track, but his quarter mile in 55 3-5 

around the baseball field last year would have 
been about two seconds faster on a cinder 
track. 51, 52, 53 and 53 2-5=3:29 2-5 seconds. It 
would cost about'$400 to send the team east 
and as the athletic association is already on 
the cinder path that leads over the hill to the 
poor house, the team will probably stay at 
home and study algebra. 

Lake Forest 3; Chicago 27. 

Last Thursday the baseball team played its 
first Varsity game with the University of Chi- 
cago team. The score while very heavy was 
not larger than had been expected after Blake 
had telegraphed that, owing to the Rush game 
Wednesda}', he would be unable to pitch. 
Rheingans who took his place has not much 
speed or very heavy curves and the heavy-bat- 
ting Chicago team lit on him with phenom- 
enal ease. 

The Chicagoans rely more on their w r ork at 
the bat than on sharp fielding and with Blake 
in the box the score would have been more 
than half as small. It was not a discouraging 

Hogeboom did the best work for our team, 
making two out of the three runs. Clark did 
good work for Chicago in the box and received 
moderately good support, but in throwing- to 
bases and in general field work the team was 
much below its batting' standard. 

Northwestern beat Evanston High School 9 
to 3 last Friday in six innings. The Varsity 
team got 7 runs to Evanston's 3 in six innings 
Saturda}' before last, and had had no previous 
practice together. With more practice at bat- 
ting and Blake to pitch Lake Forest ought to 
give any of the varsity teams their mone3-'s 

There will be a game with Armour Institute 
on the Varsity field this afternoon. 

Academy 24; Highland Park 12. 

Tuesday afternoon the Academy baseball 
team played the Highland Park team at High- 
land Park and won by 24—12. It was a batting- 
game; everyone on the Cad team got a hit. 
Miller knocked a home run, a three-base hit 
and a single. Coey, Betten and Wood also got 
three-base hits. Chandler got three singles 
and Baldwin a two-bagger. 

Chandler pitched the first six innings and 
did very good work. He has not sufficient 
self-confidence yet and lacks control but he 
throws some very good curves and has con- 
siderable speed. When fully developed he 
will make a first-rate pitcher. 


Lake Forest Cads 13; Northwestern Cads 3. 

Saturdaj' afternoon the first of the Inter- 
Academic League championship games was 
played at Lake Forest. By good all-around 
playing Lake Forest Academy won from 
Northwestern Academy, 13-3. The visitors 
were very loose in throwing to bases and 
made several errors in the field but had a good 
batter3'. Betten pitched a fine game, striking- 
out eight men and letting only three to first 
on four balls. Howe pla3ed a star game at 
center-field stopping a number of hard flies. 

One of the promising features of this year's. 
Cad team is that there are no men in it that 
strike out periodically as fast as they go to 
the bat. The)- played a clean, snappj- game 
all the way through and batted excellently, 
out-classing the Northwestern team at every 


The Inter- Academic Triangular will beheld 
on the twent3*-third of Ma)-. 

J. V. Crum the western sprinter has been ap- 
pointed cit3- attorne3' of Bedford, Iowa. 

McClenahan, ex-Acadeui3' '96 won second 
place in the mile Chicago Univejsit3 r Field 
Da3 - last week in 5:04. 

Frank Dewe3 T , ex-Acadeim- '92 pla3 - ed center- 
field on the Williams nine that beat Yale 5 to 
4 last Saturda3'. He had three put-outs to his 

The tennis season has begun in earnest and 
a great deal of enthusiasm has been shown in 
putting the courts in order. Few of the old 
pla3 _ ers are back this 3-ear but several new 
men are showing up well and there is more 
tennis spirit abroad than before. The back- 
nets have been repaired and widened and the 
three courts taped and leveled. 

The committee on arrangements for the tri- 
angular meet, A. O. Jackson from Lake Forest, 
Perr3* and Potter from Northwestern, and Ra3'- 
croft from Chicago, met in Chicago last Satur- 
da3% It was decided to hold the meet at Mar- 
shall Field on Decoration Day, Ma3~ 30. The 
program of events will be the same as last 
year with the substitution of a quarter mile 
bic3'cle race for the third mile, and that four 
men will run in the rela3". Cups will be given 
to first and second men and a banner to the 
rela3 T winners. 

The Tennis Associatian wishes to call atten- 
tion to the following rules: 
Article IV. 
Section 2. Each member, when pla3'ing 

upon the association courts shall wear tennis 

Section 3. No member shall pla3 - upon the 
courts when grounds are not in condition, the 
condition to be decided by the executive com- 

No member shall pla3~ longer than one hour 
when others are waiting- to play. The regular 
fee is 50 cents each semester and an extra as- 
sessment of 50 cents was voted at the last meet- 
ing of the association, to repair and refit the 


Anticipating an address b3 r Dr. N. D. Hillis, 
the students all attended chapel yesterday 
morning-. Acting President Halse3\ however, 
had received a telegram from Dr. Hillis short- 
ly before chapel, stating that he had been 
called away from the cit3' at midnight, and his 
absence was therefore unavoidable. Profes- 
sor Halse3' made a few remarks, announcing- 
a chapel talk to be given b3- Professor A. G. 
Fradenburgh tomorrow. He then spoke brief- 
I3- of Daniel Seele\- Gregory, D. D.. whose 
picture those alumni of the classes of '86 and 
and '87 who were in Dr. Gregory's classes have 
recently hung in chapel. Dr. Gregory was 
the real founder and uplifter of the educa- 
tional part of the institution. It was he, more 
than an3 r one else, who gave the College its 
tone, the atmosphere of work which we have 
toda)'. The committee which was instrumen- 
tal in obtaining- the picture of Dr. Gregory 
consisted of the Rev. Garrit D. Heuver. Mrs. 
Annie P. Hillis and Miss Annie Anderson. 
Professor Halse3' also said that he hoped the 
time would soon come when the pictures of 
Dr. McClure and Dr. Coulter would also be 
hung in the chapel. 

The new swimming- tank at Princeton is one 
hundred feet long, twent3 7 feet wide, and seven 
feet deep. — Ex. 


Lost. — A pocketbook containing some 
money and a twent3-five ride railroad ticket. 
Finder please return to Nellie Clark, 

Feri-3- Hall. 

Lost. — In Reid Hall at the contest a Ferry 
Hall pin attached to Gamma Sigma colors. 
Finder please return to Ferr3' Hall. 

Lost — A blue enameled heart-shaped pin, 
with letters — L. V. Please return to Miss Rose 
Sweet if found. 


The Stentor. 

Published every Wednesday of the College year by The 

lake Forest University Stentor 

Publishing Company. 

H. G. TiMBERLAKE, - Editor-in-Chief 

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Bertha Hamilton, ------ Ferry Hall 

R. J. L. Matthews, - Academy 

J. K. Anderson, Jr., ------ Athletics 

W. S. McCullagh, ------ Alumni 

Carl Rankin, - - - - Town 

J. E. Carver, ------ Exchange 

E. U. GRAFF, - Business Manager 

\V. A. NEWToN, - - - Advertising Manager 

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advance. Single copies, 5 cents. 

Entered at the postoffice, Lake Forest, 111., as second- 
class matter. 

An Alumni Member. 

The Stentor hopes soon to devote nearly 
all the space of an entire number to the 
alumni. No definite plans have as yet been 
made, but several members of the Alumni 
Association have been spoken to concerning' 
it and all have expressed themselves as 
heartily in favor of the scheme. 

It is encouraging to note at this time that 
the alumni are particularly interested in their 
alma mater. Every effort is being- made to 
have a full representation present during com- 
mencement week. This renewed interest on 
the part of the alumni certainl}' bodes good 
for the University. It is an oft-repeated ob- 
servation that a college with a strong', enthu- 
siastic Alumni Association is as well equipped 
as one with a large endowment fund. 

That this is true within reasonable bounds 
cannot be doubted. It is certainly true that 
the reputation of a college as a valuable edu- 
cational institution depends largely upon its 

We hope that in the alumni number we may 
be able to bring members of the association 
into a closer touch with the undergraduates 
of to-day, and at the same time to bring to the 
undergraduates some of the experiences of 
those who have known the University in its 
earlier days and have seen its growth often 
through difficulty and discouragement in its 
later existence. 

Prizes for College Paper Work. 

We have noticed in many of our exchanges, 
and even among the best, a growing tendency 
to offer prizes for articles, as stories, poems, 
etc., written for the college paper. This move- 
ment seems to be but in harmon}' with a great 
deal of the other journalism of the day. A 
movement, however, that we are inclined to be- 
lieve should not be forced into the field of col- 
lege journalism. There should be such a 
spirit of interest among the students of any 
school in their own paper as to render it un- 
necessary to appeal to the desire for a prize 
to bring out the best talent. When this spirit 
does not exist we doubt the efficacy of any 
system of reward intended to take its place. A 
well written article, published where the 
writers associates ma3 r .have access to it, 
should be, it seems to us, a greater reward 
than the prize the average college paper is 
able to give. Moreover, if there is the true 
spirit of loyalty to colleg-e interests there will 
be no need of prizes to create a competition 
strong enough to make it possible that only 
the best thing's can be published. 

Along this line too, we think the action of 
the facult}' in refusing to give a credit for 
editorial work on the college paper can be 
justified. It is certainly true that the duties 
of an editor are by no means light. It is. also 
true that he must get much training in the 
work of composition at least. Further his po- 
sition is one that demands his careful thought 
in representing the student body, and 
through it, the institution of which his paper 
is the organ. These things would seem to de- 
mand for the editor a greater reward than 
merely the so-called honor (a thing by the 
way that is only seen usually in the distance) 
of his position. But, on the other hand, it is 
urged truthfully that when there is not suffi- 
cient interest in college affairs to call out the 
best men as candidates for the position a mere 
matter of offering a reward outside of that po- 
sition will be of little avail. The true student 
cares not so much for the credit he gets for 
brilliant recitations 01 perfect examinations as 
he does for the satisfaction of knowing that he 
has been able to make progress in the line of 
strong and useful thinking and that he has 
improved every opportunity toward that end. 
WI13' not apply the same principle to college 
positions? It certain^' ought to fit. One of 
our own professors in speaking of the subject 
said among- other things: "Because the posi- 
tion is not sought without the college credit 


tiows a condition of college life which, while 
le present student body is only slightly re- 
ponsible for it, is nevertheless to be de- 

Apropos to the subject of prize-giving- as a 
famulus to the best efforts in any line and its 
"eqnent failure comes the history of the 
unior Oratorical contests. At first one of the 
lost interesting events of commencement 
eek, they have dwindled down until within 
le last few years it has been difficult to get 
tiough contestants to make the requisite 
umber, and this in spite of the fact that the 
rizes offered are of much material worth to 
le average student. 

The action of the faculty in deciding not to 
old the contest this 3 T ear was certain^' rea- 
onable, but we hope that the junior class of 
ext year will so appreciate the advantages of 
le contest in the waj- of the training de- 
landed and experience gained, as to see to it 
nat the contest will be reinstated and that 
here shall be no lack of aspirants for its 
onors and rewards. 

'rof. Zenos a Trustee. 

As ANNOUNCED in another column, Pro- 
sssor A. C. Zenos of McCormick Theological 
eminar3' has been elected a trustee of the uni- 
ersity to fill the vacanc3 - caused by the death 
f Charles M. Henderson. 

It seems to be a most fitting - action on the 
•art of the board in electing Professor Zenos, 
s he is in a position to know and understand 
he needs of the Universit}' both on the part of 
he trustees and the faculty. Professor Zenos 
rill be remembered b3 T many of the older 
;raduates of the college as professor of Greek 
ometime ago. The quondam membership in 
he facult3* places him in a position to better 
tnderstand the educational needs of the 
chool and to appreciate more thorough^' 
he work of those who are striving to fill these 
eeds. In his position as a trustee he will be 
ble to keep in touch with the two branches of 
dministration, the financial and executive as 
epresented b3 r the board of trustees and the 
ducational as represented b3~ the facult3-. 

THE Stentor has recently called attention 
a the great interest that has alwa3 - s been 
manifested whenever it was announced that 
here would be a chapel talk. That the state- 
lent was not a false one was shown when 
'rofessor Halse3' delivered a talk last Wed- 
esday morning-, a S3'nopsis of which appears 

in another column. We are glad that the 
chapel talks have been revived. Two are an- 
nounced for this week, one b3 r Professor Fra- 
denburgh, of the department of economics, 
the other b3" Professor Bra3' of the depart- 
ment of botan3'. 


Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Stirling have arrived in 
Lake Forest and will remain throughout the 

Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Farwell, Jr., are now in 
town, and till their new house is finished, will 
remain at the home of Mrs. J. V. Farwell. 

Twice during- last week Mr. and Mrs. John 
Hanna were in Lake Forest inspecting- their 
new home which is rapidl3* nearing comple- 

Mr. Ed Wells, who has been living- in Chi- 
cago for some time, is slowU- recovering- from 
an operation performed upon him last week 
for appendicitis. 

During the sermon of last Sunda3- morning-, 
Mr. O. P. Seward fainted and was carried from 
the church. He was soon revived, however, 
and fortunate^ there were no serious results. 

Last Thursday evening several of the young 
men of the west side gave a minstrel show in 
Heale3 T 's hall. The charcoalers had practiced 
a great deal and gave a very creditable per- 

The final meeting of the Art Institute will be 
held on Tuesda3-, April 21, at the house of Mr. 
John H. Dwight. S3-mposium: Value and in- 
terest in art. Mr. George H. Holt, Mrs. John 
Gould, Messrs. Clarence Burle3", Charles S. 
Weaver. Music: S3'mphonic Organ. Mr. 
George Schleifarth. W. R. Bridgman, secre- 

Some da3*s ago two little cocker spaniels be- 
longing to Charles S. Weaver were wantonl3 r 
killed b3' a farmer named Burke who lives 
south of McCormick's. It was alleged by 
Burke that the dogs had been chasing his 
sheep and giving him a great deal of trouble 
in many ways, so that he was forced to get rid 
of them to protect his live-stock. Mr. Weaver 
is very fond of hunting and had procured the 
cocker pups with a view toward making a pair 
of fine retrievers. He is quite indignant over 
the affair and thinks that the farmer acted 
ver3 r foolishl3". The spaniels were hardl3' ten 
inches in height and could have done no nom- 
inal harm to the sheep. 



W. D. McNary was in Lake Forest over Sun- 

H. D. Casey was present Friday night at the 

Miss Lelia Hodge spent Sunday with friends 
in the city. 

Miss Janet Ranstead spent Sunday at her 
home in Elgin. 

The Glee Club gave a successful concert at 
Blue Island last night. 

Zeta Epsilon Literary Society gives an open 
meeting next Friday night. 

The effiigies on Mitchell Hall roof were the 
cause of much comment last week. 

Professor I3ray took a part of the biology 
class out on a botanizing expedition last week. 

Mr. J. Hess, of the Northwestern Medical 
College spent Saturday and Sunday with A. 
H. Col well. 

Last week's meeting' of Aletheian Societ3 r 
was postponed until April 21, on account of 
the Academy contest. 

Mr. D. H. Williams, of Chicago, visited his 
sister at Mitchell Hall last Friday, and at- 
tended the "Cad" contest in the evening. 

The Gamma Sigma girls of Mitchell Hall 
greatly appreciated the treat sent them by the 
Gamma Sigma boys of the college dormitory. 

The Stextor is indebted to the Chicago 
Evening Post, through its local representa- 
tive, .^. E. Gruenstein, for the cuts of the Acad- 
emy contestants which appear in this issue. 

Professor A. C. Zenos, of McCormick Theo- 
logical Seminary, at one time professor of 
Greek at Lake Forest, was elected trustee at a 
meeting of the board Friday afternoon. Pro- 
fessor Zenos fills the vacancy caused by the 
death of Charles M. Henderson. 

At a meeting of the Freshman class, it was 
decided to organize a baseball team. J. H. 
Rheingans was elected captain and D. S. Went- 
worth manager. Practice will be commenced 
at once and a good schedule of games is being- 
arranged. All Freshmen are urged to come 
out and try for the team. 

After the contest last Friday evening the 
Gamma Sigma boys of Cad and College visi- 

ted Mitchell Hall and with rousing cheers tri- 
umphantly celebrated their victory. After 
cheering the Gamma Sigma girls they made a 
bonfire of all the Tri Kappa colors they could 
obtain and departed, giving as the3" went, the 
Gamma Sigma jell. 

Owing to the duties imposed upon Pro- 
fessor Halsey as acting-president of the Uni- 
versity, he has been obliged to limit his rec- 
itations in the international law class to 
once a week. The remainder of the week 
different members of the class will take 
charge. The program is unchanged with re- 
gard to his other classes. 

Ferry Hall. 

Miss Mara Belle Wilson, of Chicago, was the 
guest of the Misses Hayes over Sunday. 

Miss Peterson, a former Ferry Hall girl has 
been visiting Miss Phoebe Copps several days. 

Miss Sweet entertained Miss Maine Lewis, of 
Chicago, Saturday and Sunday. 

There is probably not an inmate of Ferry- 
Hall whom the Academy contest has not 
reached either directly or indirectly. Enthu- 
siasm began with the first of last week and 
has not entirely abated yet. 

Miss Mary Taylor has been elected assistant 
principal of Ferry Hall, for which she has the 
congratulations of all. 

Miss Talbot, dean of Kelly Hall, Universitv 
of Chicago; Miss Carey, her assistant, and Miss 
Searles spent Monday at Ferry Hall. 

The Ferry Hall girls would like to commend 
the industry of the young gentleman in the 
first serenading party' of last week, who 
brought his books and matches with him and 
learned (?) his lessons for the next day. 

The two serenades last week were very much 
enjoyed and the hope has been expressed on 
all sides that "they will come again." 

Miss Street entertained her cousin, Mrs. 
Rolfe, Sunday. 

Miss Zabrisbie has been ill several days. 

Mrs. Follansbee visited her two daughters 
last week. 

The students of the University of Micigan 
are to give Shakespeare's play "Julius Caesar" 



The following is the schedule of the league 
games to be played bewtween Evanston, Mor- 
gan Park and Lake Forest teams: 

Evanston at Lake Forest April 18. 

Lake Forest at Morgan Park May 9. 

Lake Forest at Morgan Park May 16. 

Lake Forest at Evanston May 20. 

Morgan Park at Lake Forest , May 23. 

Evanston at Lake Forest June 6. 

Am corresponding' for several other games. 
J. K. Garrett, Mgr. 

Stephen Da vies was on the sick list last Fri- 

The game at Highland Park Wednesday, re- 
sulted in a victory for the Academy with a 
score of 24 to 12. 

Five of the professors are now owners of bi- 
cycles. Professors Myer, Brewer, and Williams 
having purchased wheels during vacation. 
There is talk of a relay race between the Cot- 
tage and the Dormitor3' in the near future. 

Manager Garrett has arranged for a second 
game with the Highland Park ball team to be 
played at Lake Forest on next Thursday. 

Professor Smith had quite a severe attack of 
the grip last week and just recovered in time 
to find Professor M3'er seized with the same 

Professor J. Ross Stevenson, of McCormick 
Seminary will occupy the pulpit next Sunday. 

Golf practice has commenced at The On went- 
sia club, and it will be but a short time before 
the season will b?gin in earnest. 

Mrs! Hobart-Chatfield Taylor, '90, and hus- 
band arrived in New York Saturday, April 11, 
from their trip abroad. The New York 
Herald of April 12, contains a lengtfi3 r report 
of an interview which a correspondent of that 
paper had with Mr. Hobart-Chatfield Taylor 
on the relation between Spain and the United 

Behind the prescription desk in G.G.French's 
drug- store hangs a great tarpaulin curtain, 
from the depths of which ma}' be heard the 
clink of the hammer and the chisel. Although 
it is one's first conclusion that the house is be- 
ing torn down, the pleasing assurance is soon 
given that a two-story addition is in the pro- 
cess of erection. 

A bicycle company, which will be drilled in 
cavalr}' movements, is to be formed at Cor- 
nell. — Ex. 

Northwestern and Knox will have a tennis 
tournament this 3 T ear. It will consist of nine 
games of singles and three of doubles. 

In '91 the Harvard Athletic Association re- 
ceived, from subscriptions and memberships, 
$2,300.00. The sum thus realized last year was 
but $461.50.— Ex. 

Boston University has made a rule that 
those students who are unwilling to give up 
tobacco while in the Universit3 _ Building- may 
withdraw, and their tuition will be re- 
funded. — Ex. 

The U. of C. Weekly for April 16 contains an 
article by H. S. Pingree on Railroads vs. the 
Universit3' and the State. It is the first of a 
series of articles b3 _ well known men. Among 
those who are to contribute are Dr. Gunsau- 
lus, ex-Congressman' B^-an; Francis E. Wil- 
lard and George Francis Train. 

On account of the purchase of two hundred 
Badgers b3' the board of regents for the high 
schools of the state there is a scarcity of books 
to supply the demand here. The price has 
according^ been raised to $1.25 for which 
amount they are now being sold at the Co-op. 
Last year's annual sold as high as $2.50. — 
Daily Cardinal. 

The Universit3 r of Virginia will rebuild its 
rotunda, which was destro3 - ed b3' the recent 
fire, at a cost of $40,000. Many improvements 
will be made in its construction. The annex 
will not be restored, but in its place will be 
erected four entirely new buildings; a general 
academic structure or public hall; a pli3sical 
laborator3', a law school building, and one for 
the engineering school. The librai^' will be 
fitted up more handsomel3' than ever. All 
these buildings will cost about $2.30,01)0.— Wes- 

Miss Lucile Hill, the director of the Welles- 
le3 7 athletic department, is to coach the new 
woman's crew at Cornell. The women peti- 
tioned the facult3 r for the use of the universit3 T 
coach, but while the facult3' felt in S3'mpath3' 
with the request, it could not grant it. So 
Miss Hill was secured. — Exchange. 


At Stanford Universit3' there is a student's 
fire compan}', which is trained for service b3' 
being called out unexpected^' on false fire 
signals. — Ex. 

The ribbons that bloomed in the spring, tra, 
Had nothing to do with the wa3' 

That the judges labeled the medals, tra, la — 
At the end of the contest day. W. F. B. 




In the class-room while students 

More brilliant are known, 
He finds no great hardship 

In holding his own. 

On the gridiron and diamond 

With victories sown, 
There too he is in it 

And holding his own. 

And now in the evening-, 
When daylight has flown — 

But words are too feeble, 
He's holding' his own. 

—The Lafayette. 


The baseball team of the Freshman class 
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any of the other classes or a team composed 
of the faculty. This challenge is open for ac- 
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Volume IX. 


Number 25. 

Wfo&t Tto>? 

TKHhat if the Lord had failed vis! 

What if he had not come, 
An earth-born, helpless babe, and found 

With humble folk his home? 

What if his love-inspired life — 

Unselfish, helpful, true — 
Had not been lived to show us how 

God meant that we should do. 

What if upon his spotless soul 
Some guilt-mark could be seen; 

Some pride, some sin, some selfishness, 
How would it then have been? 

What if above all sympathy 

He'd lived a high-born life! 
No fear of want, no pang' of loss, 

No phase of human strife 

To wring- the heart, and blind the eyes 

With unrelieving' tears; 
No lust of living, fear of death, 

Nor scars of passing years! 

Suppose the two false witnesses 

Had been, instead, true men, 
And that their charge of blasphemy 

Had not been false, what then? 

What if before the Governor 

To save his guilty breath 
He had forsworn his mission here, 

And not been put to death. 

What would avail his lowly birth 
What his consuming zeal! 

How could his words have blessed our 
Or wrought out human weal! 

What if for aye that faultless life 

Had perished when the spear 
Thrust by the wondering Roman guard 

Pierced that dead form, so dear! 

What if the ensanguined cross were but 

A symbol of defeat, 
And never led to victory, 

But ever in retreat! 

What if the panic-stricken guard 

A faithless watch had kept. 
And trusty friends had borne away 

The bod}-, while the}' slept! 

What if the princely rock-hewn tomb 
Still held his mummied frame, 

And zealots made a fetich of 
Its wonder-working' fame! 

Where would have been our confidence 

In the unending' way, — 
To which earth-life is as the dawn 

To an unending day? 

'•Praise God my heart! Praise God my 
For answer all may say, 
"Dispelled were doubt and mystery 
"On that first Easter day!" 

George H. Holt. 
Lake Forest, Easter, 1896. 

The Mind and Art of Henry Fielding. 

DN MORE RESPECTS than one the eight- 
eenth century may be regarded as a period 
of transition. In the industrial world, the old 
feudal system was giving place to the mod- 
ern with its new life of invention and discov- 
ery. Passing away with feudalism were the 
old romantic spirit and chivalrous manners, 
which were slowly vanishing before the on- 
ward drift of society toward the present stand- 
ard of refinement. The morality, too, of the 
restoration was being' attacked in literature by 
such men as Joseph Addison; while the writ- 

ers, Defoe, Richardson, and Fielding, portray- 
ed the picture of the times in their novels, 
wherein the old aristocratic scenes and char- 
acters of a previous literature, so fantastic and 
unreal, were displaced by scenes of life as it 
was, and with human beings, not myths, as 

Henry Fielding had been preceded in the 
field by Defoe and Richardson, but his per- 
sonal experience and keen observation, 
coupled with his brilliant genius, carried him 
far beyond either of these as a novelist; in 


fact, led him to depart from the beaten path 
of English literature, and to open up and in- 
troduce the modern realistic romance. Nor 
does this seem to have been to him an entirely 
unconscious departure or unpremeditated ad- 
venture, for in his "Tom Jones" he says, "I am 
the founder of a new province in writing," 
while again and again he halts his story to 
explain the purpose and drift of his undertak- 

Like the others, he wrote as he says, for a 
moral purpose; although his first novel, "Jo- 
seph Andrews," seems to have been called 
forth by something' like disgust at Richard- 
son's pious devotion to respectability and for- 
mality. But along with this there was in his 
mind, no doubt, a certain amount of literary 
jealousy looking toward the coveted populari- 
ty of his great contemporary, for he seems be- 
fore proceeding' very far with his story to have 
almost forgotten his original purpose. 

The purport of Fielding's story was to pic- 
ture life as it appeared to him and as he knew 
it — to show life as it was rather than as it 
ought to be. To this end he departs from the 
autobiographical style of his before mention- 
tioned predecessors, to society; and is concern- 
ed, not so much with the individual character, 
except as it stands related to the social body. 
He beheld the objective world rather than the 
subjective, and took offence at Richardson's 
standard of morality, which seemed to him a 
lot of abstract absurdities. Hit; protest was in 
behalf of nature, liberal and expansive; hence 
it is easy to see how he turned from the 
strait-laced Puritanic solemnity and affecta- 
tion to rind delight in the tavern brawls and 
medley incidents, and mishaps of common 
life. At the same time he avers to be writing 
for a mural purpose, and repeatedly stops in 
order to expound his views of life, and criti- 
cise things in general. 

He claims also that it is a history and not 
romance that he is writing, and though the 
incidents are fictitious, the general truths of 
human character are none the less true. 
Hence it is to Fielding as to the other novel- 
ists we are indebted for a truthful presenta- 
tion of the condition of society and morals 
which then existed, since by them are reflected 
the tone of the thought and language of the 
age in which they were written. Thus Field- 
ing's acute observation and graphic picturing 
have given us a real historic vision of his 
time, and the sight has not much in it to at- 
tract or invite us. 

To view his ethical intentions from our 

nineteenth century stand point one is almost 
inclined to doubt his statements; yet, we may 
perhaps say that though his expression was 
often inexcusably coarse, his tendencies were 
moral, while his work stands out robust and 
vigorous. Fielding, however, comes short of 
much that we might expect. He does not 
draw a distinct line between virtue and vice, 
but leaves a large area of seemingly doubtful 
ground. Eut he is always anxious to reveal, 
even amidst basest motives, some spark of 
generosity and nobility. His aim was true in- 
sight into men and manners, and from facing 
facts as they were he had learned to set a true 
value on the best elements of human life. And 
though his morality is of a rather questiona- 
ble order, he at least infers the moral that dis- 
sipation bears fruit in miser}-. His morality, 
moreover, is made to partake of rather a pru- 
dential nature, while he can scarcely if ever 
see man guided by loftiest motives. His offen- 
ces against morality, also, are condoned too 
easily. Vet, after all we can see he hates most 
heartily, what he sees to be wrong, and cer- 
tainly Reserves credit as far as he sees. 

Fielding's characters are, in general, won- 
derful sketches of life. Though not always at- 
tractive in themselves, yet the play of their 
passions and the conflict of their motives are 
portrayed with passing art. in each story 
each chaiacter stands out distinctly from all 
the others, while 'Squire Western'' and "Par- 
son Adams" must take their places in litera- 
ture among the immortal creations. To make 
each stand out in bolder relief, he has drawn 
them somewhat in contrast; a rule he may 
have learned from Shakspeare, oft quotation 
of whom would lead us to infer he admired 
more than any other man of leiters had done 
previous to his time. The prevailing conttst 
between the passions and reason is the sub-